HC Deb 31 May 1945 vol 411 c385W
Lord Willoughby de Eresby

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether special constables of the voluntary service may be allowed to retain their rubber boots on being disbanded, in addition to their helmets and gas-masks.

Sir D. Somervell

No, Sir. Owing to the present shortage of rubber the available supplies of rubber boots are needed to meet military and other essential needs.