HC Deb 20 November 1941 vol 376 c480W
Mr. H. Strauss

asked the Home Secretary what progress has been made in supplying uniforms and overcoats to members of the Civil Defence services, in accordance with his statement of 22nd May, 1941; and how much longer members of the ambulance services and in particular the London Auxiliary Ambulance Service will have to wait before they receive the promised clothing?

Mr. H. Morrison

My hon. Friend will realise that inevitably some time must elapse between the decision to provide uniforms for the Civil Defence Services and the completion of the considerable production programme involved thereby. Nevertheless, I am glad to say that the supply of all items of uniform has now begun to flow, and the requirements of all the Civil Defence Services in the more vulnerable areas where the need is greatest will be expedited as far as possible. The despatch of the women's uniforms and of the men's and women's greatcoats for the London Auxiliary Ambulance Service has begun.