HC Deb 11 May 1944 vol 399 c2101W
Mr. Petherick

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is now in a position to issue uniforms to policemen without their having to surrender coupons.

Captain Waterhouse

People who wear uniforms save wear and tear on their ordinary clothes, and if they did not give up coupons they would have an unjustified advantage over those who have to pay the full coupon value for working clothes. Policemen give up only 16 coupons a year in return for supplies of uniform which are generally worth very much more.