With regard to the first part of the Question, I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer given to my hon. Friend the Member for Wednesbury (Mr. Banfield), on 20th May. The cash allowance which may be chosen in lieu of civilian suit, cap, collar and tie is £2 16s. 5d. The treatment of non-commissioned officers and privates in this matter is identical.
Does the right hon. Gentleman know of any place in London or in any other part of the country where they can buy reasonable clothing for the amount that is allowed?
Has the attention of the right hon. Gentleman been called to the difficulties experienced by men discharged from the Forces to return to the coalmines where the issue of clothing may be perfectly proper and the organisations involved do not seem to be able to get these things?
Will the right hon. Gentleman consider revising the prices so that a man may have an austerity suit made available to him instead of the foolish get-up they issue as a civilian suit?