HC Deb 08 May 1951 vol 487 c1740
23. Mr. Hurd

asked the Minister of Works what is the cost of the issue of two new turkish towels now being made to each Civil servant.

Mr. G. Brown

It will cost approximately £140,000 to provide one towel for each Civil servant. The towels being provided are mainly huckaback, but some surplus turkish towels have been issued.

Mr. Hurd

Are some of these magnificent turkish towels to be used in the Palace of Westminster?

Mr. Brown

There is a great deal of exaggeration about what are called turkish towels. They are ordinary rough towels, and were bought much more cheaply than others.

Colonel Gomme-Duncan

In addition to each civil servant at the War Office, will the members of the military staff be given towels as well?