HC Deb 18 December 1945 vol 417 cc1303-4W
Sir R. Glyn

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that his Department have been issuing coupons youth clubs at the request of the Ministry of Education for the supply of gymnasium shorts, but that these coupons are being returned by the manufacturers to clubs stating that no raw material has been made available to them by his Department to make the required garments; and whether he will.take immediate steps

Board of Trade.
Schedule of Building Projects in South Wales Development Area, November, 1945.
A—Building schemes on which work has commenced.
Location. Product. Total estimated additional number of workers to be employed.
Treforest Cigarette Paper and Boxes 250
Dinas Zip Fasteners 500
Treforest Moulded Plastics 200
Prams, etc 80
Tyre remoulding and retreading. 145
Discharge Prints 240
Dowlais Rayon Hosiery 1,700
Manhilad Nylon Yarn 75o
Llantarnam Biscuits 525
Cardiff Hose and Machine Belting 46
Welding and Grinding 25
Swansea Repairs to P.S. Vehicles 250
Joinery 70
Newport Re-rolled Iron and Steel not available
Swansea Steel not available
Newport Mechanite Castings 10
Thin Steel Sheets not available
Cornelly Crushed and graded Limestone not available
Nantybwch, Tredegar Bearings, Oilseals and Packing 75

to rectify this matter and issue the material to the manufacturers.

Sir S. Cripps

Arrangements were made last year for a limited number of coupons to be available through the Ministry of Education to local education authorities for the purchase of physical training clothing. Local authorities were warned that in general no additional supplies of raw material could be made for this purpose and that they would have to compete with other consumers for the available supplies of such clothing. In cases of special hardship, however, the Ministry of Education are, I understand, prepared to consider authorising limited issues of material to suppliers, and if my hon. Friend has any such cases in mind I suggest that he should bring them to the notice of the Minister.