Utility Clothing (Agricultural Workers).

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce. – in the House of Commons on 18th June 1942.

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Photo of Colonel William Carver Colonel William Carver , Howdenshire

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the proposal to make a certain number of dyed battle dress uniforms available for farm workers has been well received; and, if so, whether he will consider the desirability of providing a regular supply of such utility clothing for agricultural workers.

Photo of Mr Charles Waterhouse Mr Charles Waterhouse , Leicester South

Yes, Sir. This proposal has been welcomed. I have noted my hon. and gallant Friend's suggestion for further supplies of such clothing.

Photo of Mr Walter Higgs Mr Walter Higgs , Birmingham West

Why should the distribution of these battle dresses be confined to agricultural workers; cannot industrial workers be included?

Photo of Mr Charles Waterhouse Mr Charles Waterhouse , Leicester South

There is no question of so confining them. This was a particular lot of battle dresses which were issued specifically to agricultural workers, but I hope that a future issue will be made which will be available for everybody.