§ Mrs. Ganley
asked the Secretary of State for War what is the length of time demobilised men have to wait for mackintosh or overcoat; and whether supplies can be speeded up in order to allow of outer garments being issued at the same time as suits, etc
§ Mr. Lawson
When a man cannot be fitted with his correct size from stock, it is at present from four to eight weeks before he receives it by post. Every effort has been made to increase production; the position is improving, and I hope that the present difficulties will be overcome by the end of April Meanwhile, the released soldier who cannot be fitted immediately with a civilian raincoat at the clothing centre is allowed to keep his military greatcoat on payment if he wishes.