HC Deb 11 September 1941 vol 374 cc322-3W
Mr. Wootton-Davies

asked the Secretary of State for War the amount of rationed food supplied to women of the Forces, and how this compares in each case with the amount supplied to male industrial workers.

Captain Margesson

The following table shows the daily quantities of rationed foodstuffs authorised for members of the women's services and for male industrial workers: —

winter training is to be the same for this coming winter as they were for the winter of 1940–41?

Captain Margesson

The arrangements last winter were designed to ensure that each member of the Home Guard was able to have a minimum of two nights' training a week. The same basis has been adopted for the coming winter, but this does not, of course, prevent local modifications of last year's arrangement's where experience has shown this to be desirable.

Lord Erskine

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that the Home Guard motor mileage allowances for private motor cars used on duty does not cover the cost of running the car; and whether he will sanction an increased allowance?

Captain Margesson

The matter is under consideration.