HC Deb 09 March 1944 vol 397 cc2219-20W
Sir G. Jones

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the fact that in the production of a suit a bespoke tailor has to use about 30 coupons on the average and a clothing manufacturer only about 24 coupons, with the result that the former suffers a coupon loss of about four coupons and the latter a coupon profit of about two coupons on each suit, he is willing, in order to help the bespoke tailors who are nearly all small men, to recover from the losses they suffered owing to the Making of Civilian Clothing (Restrictions) Orders, to make an extra grant of coupons.

Mr. Dalton

No, Sir. I would refer my hon. and learned Friend to the answer which I gave to a Question on this subject by the hon. Member for the Abbey Division of Westminster on 4th May, 1943, of which I am sending him a copy.