HC Deb 27 March 1945 vol 409 c1290
8. Mr. Cocks

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will consider issuing extra coupons to cooks in private service for the purchase of aprons and overalls.

The President of the Board of Trade (Mr. Dalton)

No, Sir. I regret that I cannot see my way to adopt my hon. Friend's suggestion.

Mr. Cocks

Is not the Minister aware that when these employees have bought aprons and overalls and other necessary articles they have very few coupons left for shoes or anything else?

Mr. Dalton

I am quite sympathetic towards them, but I do not think that indoor domestic work can have a very high priority.