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Schools (Clothinǵ Requirements)

Volume 389: debated on Tuesday 25 May 1943

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asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been drawn to the clothing regulations of some boarding schools, both for girls and boys, where the school authorities insist on the same number and types of garments and underwear as in pre-war times; and whether he will circulate to all such school authorities a notice pointing out the severe strain their policy imposes on parents' coupons and informing them that overalls and simple underclothes will be supplied at special rates?

My right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Education has already issued two circulars, copies of which I am sending to my hon. and gallant Friend, asking schools to reduce to a minimum their clothing requirements. Many schools have already complied with this request and I hope that Cue remainder will fail into line.