HC Deb 20 July 1944 vol 402 c325
17. Mr. Guy

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will reconsider the question of issuing boots to part-time wardens.

Mr. H. Morrison

The ban on the issue of boots to part-time wardens was not imposed until last August, and those in the service before that date have in most cases received boots and been allowed to retain them. Part-time wardens who now transfer to whole-time paid service thereby become eligible for an issue of boots if they were previously without them. I regret that the national footwear situation does not permit of issues being again authorised to part-time personnel; but they are eligible for compensation in money and coupons for any damage sustained on duty to their own footwear.