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From the Collection of enactment and decrees of the government for 1921, Administration of the Council of People's Commissars of the USSR

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Plans to supply workers with uniforms, footwear, soap and consumer goods. ( Izv. No. 80, S. U. 32‐175 ). 

Article No. 175.

Resolution of the Council of Labor and Defense.

The Labor and Defense Council decided:

1.                   Plans for the supply of workers with uniforms, footwear, soap and consumer goods are drawn up by the All‐Russian Central Council of Trade Unions in conjunction with the Peopleʹs Commissariat of Food.

Note . In the case when the distribution plan includes clothing allowance, which is at the disposal of the Extraordinary Authorized Council of Labor and Defense for the supply of the Red Army and Navy (Chusosnabarma), the representative of the latter is involved in drawing up the plan with a decisive vote.

2.                   The plan for the supply of workers, drawn up in accordance with 1, is included in the general plan for the supply of the population, drawn up by the Peopleʹs Commissariat of Food.

Note . Preliminary consideration of estimates and applications for these items is assigned to the All‐Russian Central Council of Trade Unions.

3.                   The items of uniforms, consumer goods, etc. appointed by the Commission for Use are released to the fund of the All‐Russian Central Council of Trade Unions for supplying workers through the Peopleʹs Commissariat of Food and its bodies.

4.                   The release of items of uniform, consumer goods, etc., intended for workers, is carried out by the Peopleʹs Commissariat of Food according to distribution plans approved by the All‐Russian Central Council of Trade Unions.

5.                   It is prohibited to issue these items by all other bodies (including the Peopleʹs Commissariat for Food and the Emergency

Commissioner of the Council of Labor and Defense) in addition to the procedure established by this decree.

6.                   To ensure the implementation of the general plan for sewing clothes and shoes, prohibit the Main Directorate for sewing military uniforms, civilian dresses and overalls (Glavodezhda) and the Central Directorate for the disposal of garbage and all kinds of unwanted things (Tsentroutil) from accepting orders from individual Main Directorates and Peopleʹs Commissariats for uniforms for workers without the sanction of the All‐Russian Central Council of Trade Unions, giving the latter the right to monitor the execution of his orders.

Note . The aforementioned resolution of clause 6 does not apply to orders from the Peopleʹs Commissariat of Food for the rest of the civilian population.

Signed by:

Chairman of the Council of Labor and Defense V. Ulyanov (Lenin) .

L. Fotieva, Secretary of the Council of Labor and Defense .

March 25, 1921.

Published in No. 80 Izvestia of the All‐Russian Central Executive

Committee of Soviets dated April 14, 1921.