HC Deb 10 December 1942 vol 385 c1726W
Sir Smedley Crooke

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he is aware of the growing feeling of disappointment felt by the boys in the Birmingham area of the Air Training Corps at the non-issue of overcoats; and will he consider the advisability of issuing overcoats in some other colour if the cause of the non-issue is the scarcity of blue cloth?

Sir A. Sinclair

It is well understood in the Air Training Corps that the issue of overcoats is precluded by the shortage of material, and I am informed by my right hon. Friend the Minister of Production that he is not hopeful that the difficulty can be overcome. The shortage is not restricted to blue cloth.