HC Deb 09 March 1944 vol 397 cc2195-6
67. Mr. Glenvil Hall

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will consider the possibility of extending the grant of extra clothing coupons to women who are employed away from their homes as domestic helps.

Captain Waterhouse

No, Sir. I regret that, in view of the very limited supplies available, my right hon. Friend cannot adopt this suggestion.

Mr. Hall

Will the right hon. and gallant Member realise that this would not take a very large amount of material, and that it is very desirable to encourage this class of domestic workers, especially as they see canteen workers who do similar work getting coupons for overalls?

Captain Waterhouse

I realise that it is desirable to encourage this class of worker but the hon. Member will realise that they are doing exactly the same work as any housewife in any home.