HC Deb 04 April 1944 vol 398 c1798
38. Major Lyons

asked the President if the Board of Trade whether he is aware of existing dissatisfaction in regard to the present quality of safety-razor blades; and whether, in the interests of economy, no will arrange for their improvement.

Mr. Dalton

The supply of the special steel used for razor blades is limited by demands for urgent war production, but I am glad to say that I have had very few complaints about the quality of war-time blades.

Major Lyons

Will the Minister consider a specific complaint?

Mr. Dalton

Yes, but, so far, the public have been doing very well in making their blades last longer to help the war effort.

Mr. A. Edwards

Is the Minister aware that there are many complaints from prisoners of war about blades sent out by the Red Cross?

Mr. Dalton

I repeat that I have had very few complaints from any quarter.