HC Deb 05 December 1945 vol 416 cc2329-30
67. Colonel Dodds-Parker

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that officers serving in North Africa are not permitted to order clothes to be made by their own tailors in this country and sent to them overseas, even against the necessary coupons, but are compelled to buy ready-made and inferior garments from the official officers' store; and whether, in view of the fact that this amounts to unfair discrimination against Service personnel as against civilians, he will arrange for a modification of the Board of Trade rules on this subject at an early date.

Mr. Ellis Smith

No, Sir. Arrangements have been in force since 1943 whereby officers stationed abroad, including those serving in North Africa, may order replacements of outfit from the retailers of their choice in the United Kingdom.

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