§ Mr. Austin
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the beneficial effect on women's health, he will allow a greater issue of stockings for the winter with some relaxation of coupons required.
§ Sir S. Cripps
Production of stockings is limited mainly by shortage of yarn. As total yarn supplies improve, stockings will get their share, but until there is a material increase in supplies I cannot consider any reduction in the present coupon pointing.