Mr. Rostron Duckworth
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what are the requirements of the R.N. as regards the provision of woollen comforts during the winter.
I assume my hon. Friend is referring to the woollen comforts so generously provided by the public. The demand for these most welcome gifts has always exceeded the supply and this is particularly so at present when many of our voluntary2430W knitters are engaged on other forms of war work. Whilst appreciating the many competing calls on the time of the public the R.N.W.C.C. would be grateful for continued supplies of jerseys, scarves and gloves to enable them to meet the many urgent requests they receive for these articles, which do so much to ameliorate the inclement weather conditions under which the Navy must carry out its work.