HC Deb 18 June 1941 vol 372 cc664-5W
Major Peto

asked the Secretary of State for Air when his Department will be in a position to issue uniforms to all members of the Air Training Corps in view of the disheartening effects observed by reason of the lack of uniforms?

Sir A. Sinclair

Contracts for the supply of over 200,000 uniforms for the A.T.C. were placed early in the year and every effort is being made to expedite delivery. While some thousands of uniforms have already been received and distributed to cadets, and deliveries are coming forward in increasing numbers, this supply must be judged in the light of our increasing total cloth requirement for all Service and Civil Defence forces. Cadets are required to serve for a probationary period of three months before being issued with uniform and in consequence there will always be a number of cadets without it.