asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will issue a small number of special coupons to the head or one member of each household to enable him or her to replace to some extent worn-out sheets, towels and other household linen which are not now renewable without the surrender of personal coupons.
§ Captain Waterhouse
No, Sir. Sheets and pillow cases are not subject to coupon; the only essential rationed household goods are towels and tea cloths. As I have previously explained in answer to similar Questions, I regret that the shortage of supplies prevents the granting of a household ration which would also raise formidable administrative difficulties.