Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce. – in the House of Commons on 26th March 1942.
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asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will consider the advisability of prohibit-
ing the production of any commodity which is not essential for the war effort?
The policy of the Board of Trade has been to curtail the production of non-essential goods, and this process is being accelerated.
Does the hon. and gallant Gentleman realise that if he prevented these goods from being manufactured, he would remove the only justification for the extravagant and wasteful organisation known as the War Savings organisation?
The difficulty is to reach agreement on essentials and non-essentials.
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