HC Deb 18 January 1944 vol 396 c9
16. Mr. Driberg

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the Ministry of Labour's announcement that preference will be given to those volunteers for the Women's Services who have served for at least six months in the G.T.C., he will now consider again the possibility of granting members of these corps some clothing coupon concession.

Mr. Dalton

I would refer my hon. Friend to the full reply which I gave to a number of Questions on this subject on 12th October, to which I regret that I have nothing to add.

Mr. Driberg

Has not the position been changed by the new announcement of the Ministry of Labour?

Mr. Dalton

No, Sir; the only change is that supplies are shorter than ever.

Miss Rathbone

Should not those responsible for recruitment for the G.T.C. impress upon their recruits that it is not the uniform which makes the soldier, but the spirit and body inside the uniform?