HC Deb 17 November 1944 vol 404 cc2257-8W
Mr. R. Duckworth

asked the Secretary of State for Air what are the requirements of the R.A.F. as regards the provison of woollen comforts during the winter.

Sir A. Sinclair

Although there has been a marked falling off in gifts of knitted garments from the public owing to the calls upon the women of this country for other forms of war work, the R.A.F. Comforts Committee have so far been able to meet reasonable demands from units, especially those from overseas commands, but as stocks are falling low they would welcome a continuance of the generous support hitherto received. I should add that, so far as Service issues of woollen clothing and protective garments are concerned, the supply position is satisfactory. I take this opportunity of thanking all those who have contributed in so many ways to the successful and valuable work of the R.A.F. Comforts Committee.