HC Deb 24 January 1940 vol 356 c559
17. Sir Frank Sanderson

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he is aware that women officers in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force are only receiving a grant of £16 towards their uniform, the average cost of which is £38; and, in view of the fact that the low grant to women officers is, in many cases, causing them serious financial embarrassment, will he consider increasing their allowance for uniform?

Sir K. Wood

This matter has recently been under consideration and I am glad to say that the grant is to be increased from £16 to£30.