Women's Land Army (Greatcoats).

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture. – in the House of Commons on 5th February 1942.

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Photo of Mr Reginald Sorensen Mr Reginald Sorensen , Leyton West

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether there is any provision for the supply of greatcoats to members of the Women's Land Army; and, if so, whether all members have now been supplied?

Photo of Mr Robert Hudson Mr Robert Hudson , Southport

The issue of greatcoats to members of the Women's Land Army is in progress. Owing to difficulties connected with the supply of cloth, it has as yet only been possible to equip about two-thirds of the Land Army's employed volunteers. Further deliveries are now being received from manufacturers and the coats are being distributed as rapidly as possible.

Photo of Mr Reginald Sorensen Mr Reginald Sorensen , Leyton West

Could the Minister say whether they will be delivered before the winter is finished?

Photo of Mr Robert Hudson Mr Robert Hudson , Southport

I hope so, but I cannot promise.