HC Deb 11 February 1947 vol 433 c41W
80. Lord Willoughby de Eresby

asked the President of the Board of Trade how he proposes to compensate retailers for the loss of coupons which they have suffered through the operation of his Department's Order, S.R. & 0. No. 1981.

Mr. Belcher

The purpose of this licence, which was issued in response to strong representations from the retail trade, was to reduce stocks of yarns generally by eliminating those of inferior quality. I do not consider that any compensation for the loss of coupons is necessary.