§ Mr. E. J. Williams
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is now able to make children's footwear coupon free to ensure better health for children; and whether he will inquire into the poor quality of footwear so far available, in view of the approach of winter and the fact that the leather position is now improving.
§ Mr. Dalton
I regret that, in view of the shortage of footwear, I cannot see my way to reduce the coupon rates of children's boots and shoes. But I am doing all I can to improve the quality. Leather supplies are still very short and this sets strict limits to what can be done.