HC Deb 17 March 1947 vol 435 c13W
68. Mr. Mathers

asked the Minister of Food how many ration books and clothing coupon books, respectively, were issued in 1946 to replace those said to have been lost or stolen; and how many such books were subsequently recovered.

Mr. Strachey

534,369 food ration books were issued in the first three-quarters of 1946 to replace books reported as lost or stolen. Figures for the last quarter are not yet available. No record is kept of the number of books subsequently recovered. Replacement of clothing coupon books is a matter for my right hon. and learned Friend, the President of the Board of Trade.