§ 41. Mr. Hubert Beaumont
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is now in a position to increase the allowance of utility furniture to those eligible for it.
§ 56. Mr. Edgar Granville
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he can now make a statement with regard to an increased supply of utility furniture for those who have suffered from bomb damage.
§ Mr. Dalton
I am very glad to say that, as a result of a steady increase in the production of utility furniture during the last six months, and a consequent reduction in the volume of orders outstanding, I am now able to restore the ration to the level at which it stood before 1st September last. This restoration will take place in stages. As from 1st August next the additional ration will be made available to all those who received permits for utility furniture between 1st September and 31st December last. As production progresses, those who have received permits for furniture since 31st December, and those who receive such permits in future, will become entitled to the additional ration. An announcement will be made about this later. One of the main purposes of the Utility Furniture Scheme is, as the House knows, to help those whose homes have suffered bomb damage.