HC Deb 14 October 1941 vol 374 c1257W
Sir R. Keyes

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will arrange for permits to be issued to enable members of the voluntary staffs of rest centres under the public assistance committee, who are enrolled as Civil Defence volunteers, to purchase protective clothing, overalls, without coupons on presentation of their official pass issued by the local authority?

Captain Waterhouse

Voluntary workers at rest centres are not, as such, officially enrolled Civil Defence personnel. If they are so enrolled in some other capacity, they will receive uniforms from the Civil Defence authorities. Where they are not enrolled, their aggregate needs do not appear to exceed those of any other social worker, and would not justify an issue of coupon-free overalls.

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