HC Deb 29 July 1941 vol 373 c1258W
Mr. Lipson

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that insistence on the surrender of coupons for clothing and footwear sold at church bazaars and sales of work, will have a serious effect on social and religious work out of all proportion to the advantage gained thereby for the rationing scheme; and will be consider exempting such purchases from rationing under safeguards which should prevent abuse?

Captain Waterhouse

My right hon. Friend could not justify an arrangement which would permit a limited section of the public to obtain more than their fair share of rationed goods at the expense of the rest of the community and of the normal channels of retail trade.