Fire Service.

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Defence. – in the House of Commons on 29th January 1942.

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Photo of Mr Herbert Morrison Mr Herbert Morrison , Hackney South

Yes, Sir. It has been decided that an overcoat should be included in the standard uniform provided for women in the National Fire Service. That decision, however, coincided with the steps taken relatively recently to augment the number of women in the Service while at the same time there are increasing difficulties in obtaining supplies so that, although the necessary contracts were placed some time ago, the best hope which I can extend is that deliveries will start to come through during March. I might add that the vast majority of women in the Fire Service are, and will be, employed indoors.