HC Deb 13 November 1941 vol 376 c64W
Sir R. Gower

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether, in view of the existing system of wool rationing, he is satisfied that the Navy will this winter be provided adequately with comforts?

Mr. Alexander

Yes, Sir. Wool rationing will not involve any reduction in the issue of warm clothing from service sources; nor will it lead to any cut in the supplies available for purchase by ratings out of their kit upkeep allowance. The Navy is, however, very grateful for the extra comforts which the public have so generously provided, and the wool rationing scheme provides facilities for obtaining coupon free wool for this purpose.