HC Deb 03 August 1943 vol 391 c2097W
Captain P. Macdonald

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport whether, in view of the fact that the regular coastguards are able to procure their clothing requirements from stores, thereby economising in coupons, he will arrange for full-time auxiliary coastguards, doing precisely the same work, to enjoy the same facilities; and whether there is any reason why this distinction is now made?

Mr. Noel-Baker

When regular members of His Majesty's Coastguard buy an article of clothing from naval stocks, they must surrender the normal number of coupons required for the purchase of that article. They have thus no advantage in respect of coupons over auxiliary members of the Force.