Sports kit may already be supplied without coupons to units of His Majesty's Forces for their communal use. The Board of Trade are discussing with the Service Departments the possibility of allowing officers to use their coupons for the purchase of civilian clothing, including sports kit.
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware of the many complaints coming from colliery surface-workers engaged on work where damage to clothes is inevitable; that they are unable to replace same owing to shortage of coupons; and whether, in the interest of production, consideration to their claim will be considered?
After consultations with the miners' representatives, additional coupons have already been awarded to many categories of colliery surface workers. I regret that it is not possible to supplement these awards for the present rationing year, which ends on 31st May.