Children's Footwear

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 17th December 1945.

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Photo of Mr John Boyd-Carpenter Mr John Boyd-Carpenter , Kingston upon Thames 12:00 am, 17th December 1945

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will state the total number of children's boots and shoes made available to retailers during the months of September, October and November, 1945.

Photo of Sir Stafford Cripps Sir Stafford Cripps , Bristol East

I am afraid that the only figures available are quarterly and relate to manufacturers' supplies. For July-September quarter, these figures are as follows: boys, 2.28 million, girls, 3 million, and infants, 2.8 million.

Photo of Mr John Boyd-Carpenter Mr John Boyd-Carpenter , Kingston upon Thames

Can the right hon. and learned Gentleman say whether there has been any recent increase in this urgently needed commodity?

Photo of Mr Arthur Molson Mr Arthur Molson , High Peak

Is the right hon. and learned Gentleman doing anything to improve the quality of the leather used for children's shoes?

Photo of Sir Stafford Cripps Sir Stafford Cripps , Bristol East

We are getting the best leather we can import. We cannot improve much beyond that.