§ Flight-Lieutenant Etherton
asked the Home Secretary why it is proposed to withdraw uniforms issued to many Civil Defence personnel and issue in place thereof Home Guard uniforms with a Civil Defence armlet; why such extravagance was not avoided by the issue of Home Guard armlets to wear with Civil Defence uniforms already issued; whether he will indicate what is to be done with the Civil Defence uniforms to be withdrawn; and the amount of the estimated 321W additional expense to the country to be incurred?
§ Mr. H. Morrison
The withdrawal of Civil Defence uniforms from personnel who enrol in the Home Guard and receive a khaki uniform has been ordered in the interests of economy. Civil defence uniforms so withdrawn will be re-issued as required to other personnel; the question of additional expense does not therefore arise.