§ Mr. Wilkins
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has considered an appeal from the National Hairdressers' Federation for an allocation of clothing coupons to enable them to replace towels, gowns, coverings and personal overalls; and what reply he has made to this appeal.
§ Sir S. Cripps
Yes, Sir, but while supplies remain so short, I regret I have not 1049W yet been able to give extra coupons to hairdressers for the garments mentioned. I am, however, keeping the matter under review in the hope that at some future date this may be possible. As regards towels, I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply which I have given today to the hon. and gallant Member for the Isle of Ely (Major Legge-Bourke).