HC Deb 28 October 1952 vol 505 c188W
69. Mr. Beswick

asked the Secretary of State for War if he is aware that National Service men undergoing training at a Royal Signals training unit at Catterick are instructed to purchase for their personal use stated proprietary brands of soap, boot polish, shaving sticks, toothpaste and metal polish; and whether this degree of standardisation is in accordance with the policy of his Department.

Mr. Head

No such instructions are given. Nor is it my Department's policy to impose this kind of standardisation.