HC Deb 20 July 1943 vol 391 cc697-8W
Lieut.-Commander Tufnell

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will permit the sale of certain goods that shops have had in stock for a long time either free of coupons or on a reduced couponage basis; and whether he will free from coupons cotton yarn which has up to the present been sold on the basis of eight ounces for one coupon, as many shops have large supplies of this yarn which they are unable to sell?

Mr. Dalton

I have received reports of the accumulation of stocks of certain types of rationed goods in the hands of traders and I am considering them. On the general question, however, I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the reply I gave to the hon. Member for East Bradford (Mr. Hepworth) on Tuesday, 13th July.