HC Deb 21 March 1944 vol 398 c651
7. Mrs. Cazalet Keir

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will consider providing a choice of civilian clothing for women, as well as for men, on demobilisation from the Services; and if he will arrange an exhibition of the sample clothing.

Sir J. Grigg

The women in the Services present a somewhat different problem from that of the men. It is considered to be impossible, to provide an appropriate range of women's clothing of sufficient variety to satisfy feminine taste, and it has, accordingly, been decided in their case, to make an issue of coupons and cash, the cash grant to be based upon & fair retail price of a suitable outfit on the same general lines as that provided for the men.

Mrs. Cazalet Keir

Is the Minister aware that it would be of great help to thousands of Service women, if some well-designed clothes could be ready for them to choose from at the end of the war?

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