HC Deb 13 February 1947 vol 433 c529
65. Mr. George Jeger

asked the President of the Board of Trade when he expects to be in a position to make an announcement on the supply of clothing coupons to the forces to enable them to procure civilian clothing to wear when off duty.

Sir S. Cripps

I have just received the views of my colleagues in the Service Departments and will consider them immediately.

Mr. John Lewis

May I ask if my right hon. Friend is aware of the increasing dissatisfaction in the Forces with the fact that, while they are permitted to wear civilian clothing off duty, they are not allowed any coupons with which to buy that clothing?

Sir S. Cripps

I could not consider the proposals before I received them, but I propose to do it now.