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Blacksmiths And Stokers

Volume 437: debated on Wednesday 14 May 1947

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asked the Minister of Food whether he will arrange for additional soap to be allowed to blacksmiths and stokers in forges; and whether he will have such soap issued to them personally to enable them to use it for the washing of their working clothes in the home.

Allowances of soap are already made for these workers where washing facilities are provided on the job. I am afraid supplies do not permit the grant of extra soap for use at home.