HC Deb 15 April 1948 vol 449 c80W
20. Mr. Shurmer

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware of the concern among housewives regarding the wide margin in the number of coupons required for household sheets of two different sizes, namely, 14 for 90 in. by 100 in. and eight for 72 in. by 100 in., and if he will consider depointing the larger sizes.

Mr. H. Wilson

While seven coupons are required to be surrendered for the largest double sheet, the smaller sizes require only six compared with four for a single sheet. Since a double sheet uses more material and normally provides for the needs of two people, I do not think the differential is too large.