§ 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.