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Stockings (Coupon Value)

Volume 391: debated on Tuesday 13 July 1943

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asked the President of the Board of Trade the grounds on which the coupon value of stockings is based, that is to say, if due to shortage of material, quality of material, or the purpose for which such material is required; and, in view of the impossibility of reducing the number of coupons required for each pair of fully-fashioned and non-fashioned stockings, will he consider granting special facilities to elderly people and women for whom the wearing of stockings at all times is a physical necessity owing to reasons of physical disability?

The coupon pointing of stockings, as of other rationed goods, is determined by many factors, including the supply of materials and labour and the need for equity, in coupon purchasing power, between various sections of the community. I am afraid that, in view of the severe stringency of supplies, I cannot grant such special facilities as my hon. and gallant Friend suggests.