§ Lieut.-Colonel Byers
asked the President of the Board of Trade what steps are being taken to expedite the application for utility furniture and priority dockets made by Mr. A. E. Lugg, Crossways, Yeovil Road, Sherborne, full details of whose case were sent to him on 17th September.
§ Sir S. Cripps
Some units for utility furniture and dockets for household furnishings were sent to Mr. Lugg on 13th September and a further issue was made on 13th October. I am sorry that the hon. 1045W and gallant Member was not informed of this sooner. I am writing to him about it.
§ Sir J. Stanley Holmes
asked the President of the Board of Trade why, in view of the fact that people whose homes have suffered recent bomb damage are given a permit to buy curtains without coupons, a clergyman, whose vicarage was bombed in March, 1941, and is now being repaired, is refused such a permit.
§ Sir S. Cripps
Curtain material was not rationed until 1st June, 1942, and only those setting up house since that date have been eligible for coupon-free supplies. If, however, the hon. Member will send me particulars of the case to which he refers, I shall be glad to look into it.
Licences issued. Month 1945. Independent Traders. Multiple Shops. Co-operative Societies. Others. Total. August … … 2,765 32 24 37 2,858 September … 2,653 19 28 40 2,740 Grand Total … 5,418 51 52 77 5,598
Licences Transferred to Multiple Shops and Co-operative Societies from Independent Traders.(Included in above figures) Month 1945 To Multiple Shops. To Co-operative Societies. Total. August … … 15 17 32 September … … 5 23 28 Grand Total … … 20 40 60