HC Deb 08 June 1939 vol 348 cc594-5
51 and 61. Major-General Sir Alfred Knox

asked the Lord Privy Seal (1) what allowance he proposes to grant towards the provision of uniform by men and women who enrol for service in first-aid posts under local authorities;

(2) what allowance for the provision of uniform he proposes to grant to members of the Civil Nursing Reserve enrolled by the St. John Ambulance Brigade, the Red Cross Society, and by the medical officers of health?

Sir J. Anderson

An overall and cap are supplied at Government expense to nursing auxiliaries. In the case of those auxiliaries who have joined the St. John Ambulance Brigade or the British Red Cross Society for the purpose of enrolling in the Civil Nursing Reserve an allowance based on the cost of the overall and cap will be given in lieu. The provision of similar clothing for first-aid post personnel, other than nursing auxiliaries, is linked up with similar questions affecting various other air raid precautions services. These are still under consideration, but I hope to be able to make a statement on the whole matter at an early date.

Sir A. Knox

Could that answer be repeated? I could not hear a word of it.

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