HC Deb 24 February 1948 vol 447 cc316-7W
80. Mr. Wadsworth

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will now consider making a special allocation of clothing coupons to farmers boarding agricultural workers, for replacement of sheets, pillow cases and towels.

Mr. Bottomley

Farmers are allowed coupons to make an initial purchase of three sheets when first taking in an agricultural worker; application must be made in the first place to the county agricultural executive committee. No coupons can be given for towels or for replacement of sheets, for which provision should be made out of the worker's personal ration. Pillow cases are not rationed.