HC Deb 12 December 1939 vol 355 cc1015-6
74. Mr. Lunn

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that large numbers of men stationed in this country are still without greatcoats; that many of them are not getting any allowance for the civilian coats they are wearing in the camps; that they are not allowed to go from the camp in these coats, and when on leave they go home without any overcoat and are subject to the rigours of the weather without protection, and with very little money in their pockets; and what steps he is taking to remedy this state of affairs?

Sir V. Warrender

If the hon. Member will bring to my notice any instance of the statements made in his question, I will have inquiries made.

Mr. Lunn

Is the hon. Gentleman not aware that there are many firms who do not want to make greatcoats, because they can make more profit out of smaller articles of wearing apparel?