HC Deb 30 November 1939 vol 355 c228
32. Mr. Loftus

asked the Home Secretary whether he will consider issuing to unpaid special constables who apply for the same either an allowance for wear and repair of clothes and boots or a free issue of boots and overcoats or waterproofs?

Sir J. Anderson

Police authorities have been authorised to supply weather-proof clothing and to pay a boot allowance or supply boots to part-time special constables who perform not less than eight hours duty a week.