HC Deb 30 January 1945 vol 407 c1291W
Mr. Thorne

asked the President of the Board of Trade (1) if he is aware that Mrs. Mills, of 18 Waddsgrove Gardens, Upminster, lost her coupon book four weeks ago and has not yet received a new one; and if he will make inquiries about this matter;

(2) why it takes so long for people who lose their coupon book to get a new one; if he is aware that Miss Rose Hope, who lives at 1 Laurence Road, lost her coupon book eight weeks ago, that all her coupons were in that book, but the new coupon book was issued with 12 coupons short; and will he make inquiries about the matter from the secretary of the Public Assistance Board, Romford Road, West Ham, E.15.

Captain Waterhouse

Coupons were issued in both these cases over a week ago, and within 32 days of their applications. I cannot undertake to replace all coupons said to have been lost by members of the public. Careful inquiries must be made, and the staff to deal with these is limited.