§ Mr. Liddall
asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the temporary shortage of greatcoats for recruits, he will give instructions that all greatcoats available to a unit shall be pooled and issued to men going on guard duties, so that no man will be unnecessarily exposed to inclement weather?
§ Mr. Hore-Belisha
Authority was given two months ago for civilian overcoats to be bought for men not in possession of service greatcoats. Every man should, therefore, have either a military greatcoat or a civilian overcoat.