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Industrial Clothing Coupons

Volume 414: debated on Monday 15 October 1945

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asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will issue additional clothing coupons to men engaged in the slate-quarrying industry, in view of the exceptional wear and tear on clothing caused by the working conditions in that industry.

Men engaged in the slate-quarrying industry already receive the 10-coupon supplement issued to a wide range of manual workers. A pool of coupons is also made available to the Joint Works Committee in each quarry to meet cases of exceptional hardship, and safety boots are also available to quarry workers at six coupons a pair instead of nine. I am ready to arrange for one of my Industrial Clothing Officers to visit any particular slate quarry where it is felt that these provisions are insufficient and to report to me on the conditions.