HC Deb 30 June 1942 vol 381 c47W
Mr. Emery

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware of the difficulties of parents in sufficiently clothing their children with the present ration; and whether he will consider reducing the clothing ration for adults and proportionately increasing it for children up to 12 years of age?

Mr. Dalton

I have no reason to think that the present clothing ration for children is inadequate, having regard to the difficulties of the supply situation. All children receive a supplementary ration of 10 coupons in the present rationing period. In addition, they benefit substantially by the lower coupon rates for their clothing.