HC Deb 30 January 1941 vol 368 c713W
Mr. Cocks

asked the Home Secretary whether he has now come to a decision regarding the provision of identification discs for the civil population?

Mr. H. Morrison

Yes, Sir. I have reluctantly come to the conclusion that in present circumstances the diversion of labour and materials for this purpose from more essential requirements would not be justified. I hope that, both in their own interests and to facilitate the task of the casualty services, the public will themselves take steps to provide themselves wherever possible, with some ready means of identification which cannot easily be lost or destroyed.