HC Deb 17 February 1944 vol 397 c340
50. Sir Charles Edwards

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether it is proposed to take over the whole production of utility suits in shops, warehouses and factories; what the approximate cost will be to the country; how he proposes to dispose of them and to whom.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade (Captain Waterhouse)

No, Sir. Most of the suits at present in stock will be needed to meet public demand in the next few months, and my right hon. Friend the Minister of Supply intends to buy a limited quantity for the relief of occupied Europe.

Sir H. Williams

Would my right hon. and gallant Friend ask his colleagues in the Government to set an example to other Members of the community by wearing these utility suits?