HC Deb 25 January 1945 vol 407 cc999-1000W
Mr. Henderson Stewart

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is aware of the dissatisfaction in the W.L.A. on account of their inadequate clothing and equipment for outdoor work during wintry weather; and if he will ensure that every member of the W.L.A. whose work requires it, will be provided with rubber boots, leather jerkins and battledress.

Mr. Johnston

I am aware that some requests have been made for the issue to members of the Women's Land Army of additional clothing for outdoor work during the winter. The initial provision of clothing and equipment and the annual replacements are, I understand, generally regarded as satisfactory but leather jerkins and battledress are not provided. It is suggested that any Women's Land Army worker desirous of securing a leather jerkin or battledress might provide it from her own resources as other women agricultural workers do. Rubber boots are, however, supplied for every member who, in the opinion of her local Women's Land Army representative, requires them for her work.

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