§ 82. Mr. A. Edward Davies
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware of the delay in providing raincoats to men demobilised from the Services at No. 8 Military Dispersal Unit, Hereford, and of the difficulty discharged 27W men are experiencing in obtaining replies to their subsequent inquiries; and what steps he is taking to speed up this unit.
§ Mr. Lawson:
Delay in the issue of a raincoat only occurs when the men cannot be fitted from sizes in stock. At present the time lag in these cases is from four to eight weeks. Every effort is made to reduce the periods to the minimum in all civilian clothing Depots. All available staff is being employed to ensure the rapid dispatch of clothing, and this inevitably means some delay in dealing with the large volume of correspondence about individual items of clothing. These difficulties are, however, of a temporary nature due to the recent rapid rate of Telease and I hope that they will be overcome in the near future.