§ CAPTAIN NORTON
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether, seeing that soldiers' haversacks are issued of a white colour from the Army Clothing Department, but have to be dyed khaki when troops embark for field service, at a cost of fourpence, which cost is borne by the soldier, he will consider the advisability of having khaki coloured haversacks issued, or having; 580 the cost of the dyeing defrayed by the State.
§ * MR. WYNDHAM
All claims put forward by units for charges for dyeing have been sanctioned, and no charge should fall on the soldier. The question of adopting a haversack of neutral tint is under consideration.