HC Deb 13 October 1942 vol 383 c1476
31. Mr. Doland

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will consider supplying extra coupons to allow women fire-watchers to purchase stout shoes and a warm over garment, which may prevent serious illness whilst performing compulsory duties, as women's ordinary shoes and outer garments are often unsuitable for their duties in bitter weather?

The President of the Board of Trade (Mr. Dalton)

No, Sir. I regret that, in view of the increasing stringency of supplies, I cannot undertake to issue extra coupons to women fire-watchers.