asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that there is a short supply of baby push-cars, and perambulators; and whether he will arrange an increased output of these articles on a utility design basis at prices within the means of ordinary wage-earners and the wives of men serving in the Forces?
Materials, capacity and labour, which in peace-time would be devoted to making perambulators, are of course in demand for war production. Some simplifications in design to save materials and labour were introduced last year and have been followed by a considerable increase in production, and the position is being examined to see whether further progress can be made on these lines. The Central Price Regulation Committee are investigating the prices, including the question of maximum prices, as suggested by my hon. Friend.