HC Deb 10 December 1945 vol 417 cc12-3
43. Sir J. Mellor

asked the President of the Board of Trade why a furrier, who has sold a fur collar, is forbidden by Statutory Order from sewing it on the customer's cloth coat.

Sir S. Cripps

The prohibition of fur trimmings on women's coats was introduced in order to secure the most economical use of labour and material. Discussions are now proceeding with the trade interests concerned with a view to settling a convenient date early next year for the removal of this and other style restrictions on women's wear.

Sir J. Mellor

How is it an economy of labour if someone other than the furrier is permitted to sew the fur collar on the customer's coat?

Sir S. Cripps

I think that the hon. Gentleman had better ask my predecessor who put this Order into operation.