§ 15. Mr. Douglas
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware of the shortage of black-out material and that some shops have not had a supply for months; and what steps he is taking to remedy the inconvenience so caused?
§ Mr. Dalton
Owing to a heavy seasonal demand, there is at present some shortage of black-out cloth. Output is being maintained at as high a level as supplies of labour and cotton yarn permit and is sub- 502 stantially greater than last year. The public can help by not renewing their black-out curtains if they are still serviceable, or can be repaired.