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Utility Furniture (Applications)

Volume 414: debated on Monday 22 October 1945

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asked the President of the Board of Trade how many applications a day for furniture dockets are received by his office; and whether he will consider some measure of decentralisation.

The utility furniture office at Southport receives on an average 11,000 applications a day for permits for utility furniture and furnishings. Decentralisation of this work would involve more staff and office space than would be justified, and it is doubtful how far it would expedite matters.