HC Deb 05 February 1942 vol 377 cc1278-9
49. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether there is any provision for the supply of greatcoats to members of the Women's Land Army; and, if so, whether all members have now been supplied?

The Minister of Agriculture (Mr. R. S. Hudson)

The issue of greatcoats to members of the Women's Land Army is in progress. Owing to difficulties connected with the supply of cloth, it has as yet only been possible to equip about two-thirds of the Land Army's employed volunteers. Further deliveries are now being received from manufacturers and the coats are being distributed as rapidly as possible.

Mr. Sorensen

Could the Minister say whether they will be delivered before the winter is finished?

Mr. Hudson

I hope so, but I cannot promise.