HC Deb 28 October 1946 vol 428 c260
21. Mr. George Wallace

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will make available increased supplies of curtaining material.

Sir S. Cripps

Supplies of curtaining material will he increased as rapidly as the general shortage of yarn allows. Arrangements which have already been made should result in an increase in supplies reaching the shops in the New Year and further increases will take place as opportunity offers.

Mr. Wallace

Is the right hon. and learned Gentleman considering at the moment the issue of special household coupons for the purchase of this and similar material?

Sir S. Cripps

No, Sir, because there is not sufficient available to make it possible to put it on coupons at the moment.