I am taking steps, in consultation with representatives of the trades concerned, to eliminate the wasteful use of materials and labour in the manufacture of clothing. My hon. Friend's suggestion will certainly be borne in mind.
Trade unions representing workers in engineering or other industries whose normal ration is insufficient to cover their essential clothing and footwear should submit to the Board of Trade, through the Trades Union. Congress, full information about their special needs. All such claims receive careful consideration.