HC Deb 20 May 1942 vol 380 cc247-8W
Sir R. Glyn

asked the President of the Board of Trade what are the arrangements that have been made to supply agricultural workers with blue battle-dress as recently announced at a meeting of the Agricultural Workers Union?

Mr. Dalton

In collaboration with my right hon. Friends the Ministers of Agriculture and Supply I hope to complete arrangements to distribute through trade channels reconditioned battle-dress suits, to be sent in the first instance to agricultural areas for the use of agricultural workers. The suits would be dyed green, not blue, and sold retail at a controlled price. Purchase Tax would not be payable.