§ 23. Sir Frank Sanderson
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he has considered the facts regarding guardsmen's tunics which were seriously damaged by heavy rain during the Coronation parade; and whether he can announce his decision?
§ Mr. Hore-Belisha
Yes, Sir. I have now received and considered the reports on this matter. Compensation will be given to guardsmen in respect of the damage suffered by their tunics. Credit is being given forthwith to the men in their current account.
§ Sir F. Sanderson
Is my right hon. Friend aware that his answer will give satisfaction not only to the guardsmen but to a section of the general public who have taken an interest in the matter?
§ Mr. Thurtle
Will the right hon. Gentleman consider changing the nature of the guards uniform so that it may be less liable to damage?