119. Lieut.-Commander Clark Hutchison
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that since their discharge many ex-Servicemen have inadvertently destroyed their SC/V books, production of which is necessary to enable them to draw their full entitlement of clothing coupons; that the Assistance Board area officers refuse to issue replacement forms to such men; and if he will take steps to ensure that these ex-Servicemen receive the additional clothing coupons to which they are entitled.
§ Sir S. Cripps
I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to my reply to the hon. and learned Member for Brighton (Mr. Marlowe) on 21st October. I have no evidence yet that the number of cases in which the "V" form has been destroyed is large. Any automatic replacement of these forms would be open to grave abuse.