§ 31. Squadron-Leader Fleming
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will permit the coupon-free sale of Manchester textiles, namely, towels which have deteriorated through long storage in warehouses, because British housewives have not coupons to spare for the purchase of such goods.
§ Sir S. Cripps
It is already possible to dispose of rationed goods at reduced coupon rates provided they are sold below certain prescribed prices. I have no information to suggest that there are stocks of towels deteriorating in warehouses and I would be glad to look into it if the hon. and gallant Member would let me have particulars.