§ 71. Mr. Peter Freeman
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether it is his intention to issue special clothing coupons for children prior to the next general issue to the adult population; when they will be issued; for what periods; how many coupons will be made available; and the total number of children to whom it will apply.
§ Mr. Belcher
Yes, Sir. So far as can be seen at present, it will be possible to issue the children's TO coupons for 1947–48 on 1st August. The number entitled to this issue will be about 12,800,000. I hope also to be able to issue the same additional children's supplements as last year but I cannot at present give a firm undertaking, either as to the amount or as to the date.