HC Deb 05 August 1947 vol 441 cc1294-5
72. Lord Willoughby de Eresby

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will issue extra coupons or dockets to farmers employing European voluntary workers to enable them to acquire furniture, linen, towels, etc., for the use of these workers.

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

Yes, Sir. I am ready to help in cases where the farmer cannot provide beds and bedding for these workers, and he should make application on Form UFD/1A which can be obtained from the local fuel office. The workers are given the basic ration and I should expect them to provide their towels out of it.

Lord Willoughby de Eresby

Can the Chancellor say whether those dockets will cover both furniture and such things as linen?

Mr. Belcher

Yes, Sir.

Colonel Clarke

May I ask the Minister whether prisoners of war in process of civilianisation will also be able to receive these dockets?

Mr. Belcher

That is a somewhat different question, but if the hon. and gallant Gentleman will put it down, I will do my best to answer it.

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