HC Deb 02 November 1943 vol 393 c504
19. Mr. McEntee

asked the President of the Board of Trade what percentage of clothing coupon books have been lost by the public during the year to the latest date for which figures are available; and what proportion have subsequently been reported as found and returned to the owners or to his Department?

Mr. Dalton

The number of lost clothing books reported to the Board of Trade between 1st January and 31st August was about 1 per cent. of the total annual issue. The number of lost books returned to the Board of Trade in this period was 26,000.