HC Deb 09 May 1944 vol 399 cc1704-5
70. Sir G. Jeffreys

asked the Secretary of State for War what type of clothing is being issued to soldiers declared unfit for further Army service; and if he is considering complaints that these men are receiving the early type of utility civilian suits and not the later.

Sir J. Grigg

Standard austerity suits are at present being issued, but, as soon as supplies are available of the suits which will be issued to men discharged on the termination of hostilities, they will be issued instead. I am not aware of the complaints to which my hon. and gallant Friend refers.

Sir G. Jeffreys

Will my right hon. Friend consider the complaint, if I send him a copy of the complaint which I have seen, of the treatment of a man discharged from hospital very gravely wounded, who was given an austerity suit, which he said he did not intend to wear, and a minimum of Army clothing?.

Sir J. Grigg

I will certainly look into the question. I say that this is a question which time will cure, and, I hope, very soon.