HC Deb 18 October 1945 vol 414 c1543W
Sir J. Lucas

asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that the free issue of clothing issued to Mr. Pritchard, a civilian internee passenger on the s.s. "Monowai," at Suez, was put ashore in error by the ship's officer; that this man is wearing borrowed clothes; and if he will enable Mr. Pritchard to get the free outfit, to which he is entitled, in this country.

Mr. Bevan

There is no general issue of free clothing to which all repatriates are entitled. There are, however, arrangements under which clothing can be supplied in cases of need, including the arrangements at Port Said. I am sending the hon. Member a copy of a leaflet, explaining the position, which is given to all repatriates on arrival in this country.