Mr. BELL (Pietou).
I have a letter from the commanding officer of the battery at Pietou, in which he expresses the desire that serges should be served out to the members of that battery instead of tunics, which they have at present. He says that the battery is in splendid condition, very largely manned and in'an excellent state of efficiency, but that they feel themselves somewhat behind others in respect to their clothing. I understand that there is a regulation as to the number of years a tunic is to last, and it may be that in this case they have not lasted their full time ; but I would urge on the minister, in view of the state of efficiency of the battery and the great interest the men have taken in their training
I believe they have two or three officers and some sergeants with certificates -that he should if possible meet the views of the men in that respect.