HC Deb 23 January 1945 vol 407 c661W
Mr. G. Hutchinson

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the difficulties experienced by persons with large growing families in providing suitable bed linen, he will now extend the classes of those to whom priority dockets under the existing rationing scheme can be issued.

Mr. Dalton

Any parent who needs a new bed and bedding for a growing child is already eligible for priority dockets. But, in view of the shortage of supplies, I regret that I cannot see my way at present to extend the classes entitled to these dockets.

Sir E. Graham-Little

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will consider the case of a flight-lieutenant who, to provide bedding for his child who has outgrown his cot, applied for a priority docket to purchase one pair of single blankets and two pairs of single sheets for the child's bed and has had his request refused by the local branch of the Assistance Board.

Mr. Dalton

Yes, Sir. I shall be glad to look into this case, if my hon. Friend will send me details.

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