§ Rear-Admiral Beamish
asked the Secretary of State for War what are the controlled prices at which officers can obtain khaki uniform dress caps and coloured or other side caps; and are military tailors or hatters entitled to charge £4 5s. and £2 12s. 6d. respectively, for these compulsory articles of equipment?
§ Sir J. Grigg
Arrangements have been in force for some time whereby officers may buy from retailers service dress caps and field service caps made up in whipcord obtained from Army stocks at a controlled price of 18s. 6d. each. This price does not include the purchase tax which is due or the cost of the badge. It is not proposed to control the price of the drab field service cap made up in other materials as this cap is being replaced by the new general service cap which officers will have to obtain from War Department stocks. The Central Price Regulation Committee are investigating the prices of the service dress cap made up in material other than whipcord from Army stocks and will shortly make recommendations. The purchase of coloured field service caps is optional and the price is controlled under the provisions of the General Cloth and Apparel Order 1942 (S.R. and O. 1942/1407).