HC Deb 14 June 1944 vol 400 cc1984-5
66. Mr. John Beattie

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his Department have decided to supply hairdressers with the Industrial Ten coupons, like workers in less essential trades and public services, when the supply position improves; and whether, on account of the excessive stocks of hairdressers' shop coats and materials for making these coats held by Northern Ireland suppliers, he will now grant the concession of the Industrial Ten coupons to Northern Ireland hairdressers.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade (Captain Waterhouse)

Until the general supply situation shows signs of substantial improvement, my right hon. Friend cannot consider any extension of the present industrial supplements. Stocks of shop-coats and overall-cloth over the country as a whole are not more than adequate to meet total requirements.