HC Deb 20 March 1946 vol 420 cc368-9W
88. Mr. Popplewell

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will issue additional coupons to dentists and dispensing chemists for the purchase of white overalls.

94. Dr. Clitherow

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that pharmacists and dispensers, apart from pharmacy employees, experience heavy wear and tear to their clothes as a result of handling corrosive and caustic chemicals, drugs, oils, fats, greases and powders during the course of their normal duties; that in many cases the provision of protective clothing is more required by such workers in hospitals and pharmacies than by those in many laboratories and kindred occupations who have been granted the industrial 10 coupons; and if he will include pharmacists and dispensers in the award of the industrial 10.

Mr. Belcher

I regret that it is not possible to allow any such concessions at present.

93. Mr. Shurmer

asked the President of the Board of Trade it, in view of the need which has arisen for men folk to replace socks and underwear, which they have had to make do for a long period, he will consider some reduction in the coupon value of these articles.

Mr. Belcher

No, Sir; I regret that at present I cannot adopt my hon. Friend's suggestion.