§ Major Digby
asked the Minister of War Transport why those who served as officers in the Merchant Navy during the war receive neither a free issue of civilian clothing on their release nor the 90 suplementary clothing coupons issued to those released from the Armed Forces, despite the fact that these officers wear uniform while serving.
§ Mr. Barnes
Merchant Navy officers have, throughout the war, received clothing coupons to maintain their civilian clothes as well as their uniform. Those officers who desire to leave the Merchant Navy arc supplied with a civilian clothing book on release. If, in any case, this is not sufficient, they can obtain any necessary additional clothing coupons on application to the Collector of Customs.1682W