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Volume 416: debated on Monday 19 November 1945

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asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the beneficial effect on women's health, he will allow a greater issue of stockings for the winter with some relaxation of coupons required.

Production of stockings is limited mainly by shortage of yarn. As total yarn supplies improve, stockings will get their share, but until there is a material increase in supplies I cannot consider any reduction in the present coupon pointing.