asked the Home Secretary whether he will give an assurance that the issue of blankets for men and women employed in the National Fire Service shall be equivalent to those issued to the Forces?
§ Miss Wilkinson
My right hon. Friend proposes to increase the scale of issue to three per head with a margin to permit of periodic cleaning. This, I believe, will be in broad correspondence with the issues laid down for the Forces. Part of the additional supply should be available immediately, but it may take some time before the new scale can be fully met.