HC Deb 16 December 1948 vol 459 cc193-4W
93. Mr. S. Shephard

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he has any statement to make in respect of early proposed changes in the clothes rationing scheme.

Mr. H. Wilson

I have nothing to add to the reply I gave on 1st November to the hon. Member for Darwen (Mr. Prescott).

102. Mr. N. Macpherson

asked the President of the Board of Trade how many coupons are required for a child's dressing-gown and how many for an adult's; and whether he will reduce the number needed for the former.

Mr. H. Wilson

The coupon rates for dressing gowns are: men's and women's—7 coupons; boys' and girls'—6 coupons; infants'—4 coupons. The coupon pointing for all dressing gowns is low in relation to their cloth content and I do not consider therefore that I would be justified at present in reducing the number of coupons required in any class.