Utility Cloths

Part of 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 Harold Boardman Mr Harold Boardman , Leigh 12:00 am, 17th December 1945

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that sub-standard utility cloths are taken out of the utility ranges and sold as general; that these imperfect goods are then sold at prices greatly in excess of the legitimate prices of perfect goods and become subject to purchase tax; and if he will stop this practice.