Women's Clothes

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 29th April 1947.

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Photo of Mr Percy Shurmer Mr Percy Shurmer , Birmingham Sparkbrook 12:00 am, 29th April 1947

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that there are large stocks of women's coats, dresses and skirts held in wholesalers warehouses and shops; and if he will consider downpointing coupon values of these articles.

Photo of Mr John Belcher Mr John Belcher , Sowerby

I am aware that the trade generally holds fair stocks of women's coats, dresses and skirts, but the output of cloth of all types has been severely affected by the fuel shortage. I do not, therefore, contemplate that there will be any reduction in the coupon value of these garments which would be equivalent to an increase in the size of the clothing ration.