HC Deb 22 February 1946 vol 419 c317W
Mr. Garry Allighan

asked the Undersecretary of State for Air the number of airmen who have borrowed greatcoats for the period of their demobilisation leave, and the number who have failed to return them at the end of this leave, up to the most recent recorded date.

Mr. Strachey

Airmen who cannot obtain a suitable civilian coat on release may borrow their greatcoat for 28 days. Nine thousand one hundred and seventynine greatcoats had been borrowed up to nth January and 5,753 of these had not been returned by 9th February.