HC Deb 25 April 1944 vol 399 cc599-600
1. Major Sir Jocelyn Lucas

asked the President of the Board of Trade if, in view of the numerous complaints of the shortage of razor blades and the inferiority of the steel used, he will publicise the fact that daily honing in a tumbler of hot water before and after use will make the blades last from six to 10 times as long.

The President of the Board of Trade (Mr. Dalton)

I am very grateful to my hon. and gallant Friend for giving publicity to this interesting method of lengthening the life of razor blades, and I hope that many people will try it.

Sir J. Lucas

While thanking the Minister for his satisfactory reply, may I ask him if he is aware that I had a letter last week from an admiral who has used one blade for 11 months and a telegram from a technician who has used two blades in three years, the first having been accidentally broken?

Major Vyvyan Adams

May I ask whether this admiral might be bearded, and whether it is the case that this alleged miracle is scientifically established?

Mr. Magnay

Would the Minister make it possible to get hot water?

Sir John Jarvis

Will the right hon. Gentleman disseminate this information to the troops, as there is no doubt that it is correct?