HC Deb 10 December 1941 vol 376 cc1549-50W
Mr. Groves

asked the President of the Board of Trade the details of the proposed scheme for the issue of licences to traders who sell second-hand school clothing without having to demand coupons, even though the price may be above that at which normally coupons would be due?

Captain Waterhouse

A trader buying garments from scholars who have outgrown them may not give them coupons for the garments but would normally be required to collect coupons on reselling the garments, if the sale price were in excess of certain amounts.

In order to enable a school to obtain the maximum benefit from passing on clothes which are outgrown but not outworn, it is essential to prevent a wastage of coupons to the school as a whole. Accordingly it has been arranged that headmasters may apply to the Board of Trade, Granville Court Hotel, Bournemouth, giving the names of shops in whose favour they desire licences to be issued permitting the resale of clothing formerly worn by pupils of the school to other pupils of the school without the obligation to collect coupons, irrespective of the price of resale.