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are required to use their clothes coupons in respect of purchases of canvas for painting; and when this order is to be withdrawn?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.