The prices of plain crockery are being investigated by the Central Price Regulation Committee and my right hon. Friend hopes to receive recommendations from them shortly. As regards the second part of the Question, I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply which was given on 24th February to a similar Question asked by my hon. Friend the Member for Deptford (Mr. W. H. Green) of which I am sending him a copy.
That has been done. We are cutting down very drastically the amount of better quality crockery in order to allow the available labour to be used for the plain work.