HC Deb 26 September 1944 vol 403 c7
8. Sir Douglas Hacking

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will give a list of war-time regulations and restrictions affecting his Department which have already been rendered less onerous or totally abolished.

Mr. Dalton

I am glad to say that, in recent months, although the labour and material available for civilian production have been strictly limited, I have been able to make a number of small relaxations. These include removing the austerity restrictions on men's suits and also the quota on furs, increasing the permitted supplies of cutlery, toys, toilet preparations and polishes, raising the steel content of perambulators, and restoring the utility furniture ration and extending the priority classes.

Sir D. Hacking

Will my right hon. Friend add to that list as soon as possible, because it seems very inadequate?

Mr. Dalton

Yes, Sir, subject to the national interest and an increase in supplies.