HC Deb 03 July 1941 vol 372 cc1521-2W
Mr. Glenvil Hall

asked the President of the Board of Trade what is the position of political parties and other non-charitable organisations which purchased wool and other materials before rationing was introduced for making clothing for sale at bazaars; whether coupons will have to be surrendered at such sale; and, if so, whether these coupons can be then exchanged for new supplies?

Captain Waterhouse

As stated in a reply given to my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Burton-on-Trent (Colonel Gretton) on 24th June, it is not at present necessary for coupons to be given up for purchases at sales of work or bazaars, but the Board of Trade propose shortly to issue directions providing for the surrender of coupons at such sales and regulating their subsequent disposal. These directions will apply to all sales of work and bazaars. Provision will be made to permit the use of coupons for future sales in suitable cases, for example, where such sales are held regularly.

Mrs. Adamson

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether the Government has decided on its policy with regard to the non-wearing of stockings by Civil Service female employés; whether there is a general policy in this matter or if it is left to the Departments to decide; and whether he can state the position of each Department in this matter?

Captain Crookshank

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply which I gave on 2nd July to the hon. Member for Cheltenham (Mr. Lipson).

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