HC Deb 28 March 1946 vol 421 c100W
Major Tufton Beamish

asked the Secretary of State for War why sisters in the O.A.I.M.N.S. who, as the result of an Order issued in 1943, were forced to wear khaki uniform in lieu of grey uniform as from 1st October, 1945, were not given any financial assistance; whether he is aware that this Order involved these people in heavy expenses at a time when clothing was highly priced; and whether he will re-examine this matter with a view to reimbursing those affected.

Mr. Lawson:

I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the reply I gave to the hon. Member for Bridgwater (Mr. Bartlett) on 13th November last. The khaki uniform was to be purchased by nursing sisters only when the grey uniform in their possession became unserviceable and had to be replaced.