HC Deb 06 March 1941 vol 369 cc1021-2
57. Mr. W. A. Reid

(for Sir Smedley Crooke)asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that, under the Limitation of Supplies Order, the manufacture of elastic hosiery cannot be proceeded with until June; and what steps are proposed to enable sufferers of varicose conditions to obtain necessary supports?

Captain Waterhouse

The Limitation of Supplies (Miscellaneous) (No. 5) Order, 1940, restricts supplies of elastic hose. My right hon. Friend proposes, however, to issue an open licence permitting this hose, when not containing silk, to be supplied without restriction to unregistered persons.