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Clothing Coupons (Complaint)

Volume 391: debated on Tuesday 13 July 1943

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asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that in some instances certain shop assistants are taking more than the required number of coupons from books handed over to them by unsuspecting customers and that these coupons are afterwards disposed of to other customers; and whether steps can be taken to protect the general public against practices of this kind?

I have had a few complaints from retail customers that shop assistants have taken too many coupons from their clothing books; but in each case the shop assistant has denied the allegation, which has not been supported by other evidence.