Workers' Green Battle-dress

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture – in the House of Commons on 26th November 1942.

Alert me about debates like this

Mr. De la Bère:

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether, in connection with the supply of green battle-dress suits for agricultural workers, he is aware of the impossibility of procuring these in many small market towns throughout the country districts; and if he will confer with the President of the Board of Trade or appropriate Department with a view to taking some steps to allocate the supply of these more evenly throughout the country, so as to ensure a supply being available in every district?

Mr. Hudson:

Green battle-dress suits for agricultural workers are at present scarce, but my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade assures me that every effort has been made to distribute the limited supplies as evenly as possible throughout the country.

Mr. De la Bère:

Is my right hon. Friend aware that there are many of these available in London and that the real difficulty is in the distribution from the centre to the rural areas?

Mr. Hudson:

I am afraid that that is a matter for my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade.