HC Deb 22 February 1945 vol 408 c985W
Sir C. Edwards

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that young men who have been in the Services some years have no civilian clothes which fit them, as their last suit of civilian clothes is six or seven years old; that there is much feeling because they have no clothes to change into when they come home on leave; and will he see that these men are supplied with sufficient coupons to enable them to secure a suit.

Captain Waterhouse

I regret that the shortage of supplies makes impossible a general issue of civilian clothing coupons to members of the Forces, but arrangements exist for the replacement, up to a reasonable standard, of their civilian clothing if it has been lost or destroyed while they were abroad.