HC Deb 19 December 1945 vol 417 c1337
67. Mr. John Lewis

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether any special coupon allowance can be made in respect of those cripples who require one special boot, as a result of which there is increased wear on the other foot.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade (Mr. Ellis Smith)

Yes, Sir. We are always glad to consider sympathetically applications in such circumstances.

Mr. Lewis

Will the Minister take steps to have this made clear, in view of the fact that people suffering from this form of physical disability are unaware that they are entitled to additional coupon allowance?

Mr. Ellis Smith

We understand the necessity for its being made clear, and, if a doctor's certificate is produced, there is no difficulty about the application.

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