HC Deb 03 December 1941 vol 376 c1128
45. Mr. Bellenger

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the variety of uniforms of the different civil and military defence units and the time and labour expended by those engaged in designing them, he will consider the advisability of standardising design as far as possible, thus economising in labour effort?

The Lord Privy Seal (Mr. Attlee)

Different Services should have different uniforms. Subject to that, every effort is made to ensure the utmost economy in labour. Home Guard and Civil Defence uniforms are in general of a similar design to those of the Services.

Captain McEwen

In the further interests of equality, would not it be possible to standardise the work of these units too?