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Women Railway Workers (Clothing Coupons)

Volume 393: debated on Tuesday 2 November 1943

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asked the President of the Board of Trade why women railway workers have to give up 12 coupons per annum without receiving comparable return in uniform garments; and whether he is now prepared to make them a concession?

I have already reduced to eight the number of coupons which uniformed women railway workers have to give up. In return for these coupons, these workers receive coupon-free, on joining the railways, an outfit of uniform worth at least 36 coupons, and they get replacements coupon-free when the garments are worn out.