HC Deb 13 March 1946 vol 420 c218W
92. Brigadier Low

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the large surplus stocks of winter coats in some outfitters shops, he has considered the possibility of crediting such outfitters now with a number of coupons, to be refunded at a later date, so that they may purchase spring and summer clothing which they will be prevented from doing unless they obtain coupons for their winter coats.

Mr. Belcher

I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the statement which was made on 4th March about the temporary reduction in the coupon value of several items of women's and maid's outerwear of wool This arrangement should serve the purpose which the hon. and gallant Member presumably has in mind.