HC Deb 13 April 1943 vol 388 cc1060-1
72. Mr. Loftus

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport whether, in cases where lighthouse keepers have had to forfeit their annual clothing supply for 1942, it is proposed to pay them any money compensation for the loss of this part of their regular emoluments?

Mr. Noel-Baker

This question is now being discussed by the Elder Brethren of Trinity House and the trade unions concerned, and I hope that an agreed settlement will be reached.

Mr. Loftus

Does the hon. Gentleman realise that when the police are deprived of their annual supply of clothing they get compensation; and will he bear that precedent in mind?

Mr. Noel-Baker

Yes, Sir; I will bear all precedents in mind, but I hope that an agreement will soon be reached.

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