Oral Answers to Questions — Clothes Rationing.

– in the House of Commons on 8th July 1942.

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Photo of Mr Ivor Thomas Mr Ivor Thomas , Keighley

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has considered the representations from the engineering industry that difficulties are being experienced in the recruitment of new entrants, especially women and girls, as they are excluded from the supplementary awards of coupons for protective clothing; and whether, in order to encourage new entrants, he will take the necessary steps to remove these difficulties?

Photo of Mr Charles Waterhouse Mr Charles Waterhouse , Leicester South

I am not aware that potential workers are failing to take their proper place in production for this reason. Arrangements are being made and will be announced within the next few weeks under which new entrants to industry will receive the appropriate supplementary allowances.