Safety-razor Blades

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce – in the House of Commons on 4th April 1944.

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Photo of Major Abraham Lyons Major Abraham Lyons , Leicester East

asked the President if the Board of Trade whether he is aware of existing dissatisfaction in regard to the present quality of safety-razor blades; and whether, in the interests of economy, no will arrange for their improvement.

Photo of Mr Hugh Dalton Mr Hugh Dalton , Bishop Auckland

The supply of the special steel used for razor blades is limited by demands for urgent war production, but I am glad to say that I have had very few complaints about the quality of war-time blades.

Photo of Major Abraham Lyons Major Abraham Lyons , Leicester East

Will the Minister consider a specific complaint?

Photo of Mr Hugh Dalton Mr Hugh Dalton , Bishop Auckland

Yes, but, so far, the public have been doing very well in making their blades last longer to help the war effort.

Photo of Mr Alfred Edwards Mr Alfred Edwards , Middlesbrough East

Is the Minister aware that there are many complaints from prisoners of war about blades sent out by the Red Cross?

Photo of Mr Hugh Dalton Mr Hugh Dalton , Bishop Auckland

I repeat that I have had very few complaints from any quarter.