HC Deb 03 December 1946 vol 431 c39W
80. Commander Maitland

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that members of lifeboats' crews working under the auspices of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution are refused permits to purchase seaboots unless they are full-time fishermen; and whether he will relax these restrictions to enable men performing these dangerous duties to be fully equipped.

Mr. Marquand

I think the hon. and gallant Member may be under a misapprehension. Under a long standing arrangement, lifeboatmen who are not fishermen, and require seaboots, should apply through their local representative to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, who may issue boots on loan for use exclusively in connection with lifeboat work.