§ 9. Mr. C. S. Taylor
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the quality of the clothing issued to men released or discharged prior to the commencement of discharge by age and service was far below the standard of the clothing issued since; and what steps he proposes to take to issue new outfits to these men whose clothing is now worn out.
§ Sir S. Cripps
I am aware that before the middle of October, 1944, the issue made to men released or discharged from the Services was not of high quality. Coupons were, however, issued in addi-84W tion where need for more clothing could be shown. Moreover, since that date those concerned have enjoyed the full clothing ration. I see no occasion, therefore, for a further issue.