HC Deb 07 December 1943 vol 395 c798W
Sir R. Glyn

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, since one of the reasons for the inability of his Department to supply the Boy Scouts, Girl Guides, G.T.C. and other British youth organisations with the cloth and material for their uniforms is that the British Government have agreed to supply cloth produced in the United Kingdom for the use of American troops, in view of the changed circumstances and the surplus quantity of cloth in the States, this position can now be reviewed?

Mr. Garro Jones

While we are able to help to meet the needs of the United States forces over here, the United States, on their part, provide for large British requirements, particularly for overseas theatres. These arrangements are constantly under review in the light of all the circumstances, but having regard to the many and varied calls on the supplies of the two countries it is clear that there is no surplus above essential needs.