HC Deb 23 June 1942 vol 380 c1789
8. Mr. Graham White

asked the President of the Board of Trade how it came about that artists are required to use their clothes coupons in respect of purchases of canvas for painting; and when this order is to be withdrawn?

Mr. Dalton

The coupon-free sale of artists' canvas was allowed under a general licence, which lapsed on 1st June. It has already been announced that the canvas will continue to be exempted; the necessary new licence was issued last week.