HC Deb 15 July 1941 vol 373 cc468-9W
Mr. Hunter

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that great anxiety exists among women regarding the proposal to refuse the sale of khaki wool for knitting for soldiers' comforts without coupons; that it is not only organised groups of knitters who are deeply concerned but also individuals who have hitherto purchased wool to knit comforts for husbands and sons serving in the Army; that in the small Perthshire burgh of Blairgowrie 177 persons signed in one day a protest; and will he permit the sale of service wools coupon free to existing organisations devoted to knitting for service men and taking a general interest in their welfare?

Sir A. Duncan

I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer which I gave to-day in reply to similar Questions on this matter.