HC Deb 06 April 1944 vol 398 cc2195-6W
Viscount Suirdale

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, in view of the fact that fire guards frequently have occasion to work in wet and muddy conditions, both during air raids and in the course of their exercises, a free issue of a uniform or, alternatively, overalls can be made to them.

Mr. H. Morrison

Supply considerations preclude the further issue of uniforms, but local authorities are authorised to loan overalls to fireguards undergoing training. Protective clothing has also been made available for members of street fire parties who man power-driven pumps and for those who go out as reinforcements from reserve centres.