§ 10. Major Boyd-Carpenter
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will state the total number of children's boots and shoes made available to retailers during the months of September, October and November, 1945.
§ Sir S. Cripps
I am afraid that the only figures available are quarterly and relate to manufacturers' supplies. For July-September quarter, these figures are as follows: boys, 2.28 million, girls, 3 million, and infants, 2.8 million.
§ Major Boyd-Carpenter
Can the right hon. and learned Gentleman say whether there has been any recent increase in this urgently needed commodity?
§ Mr. Molson
Is the right hon. and learned Gentleman doing anything to improve the quality of the leather used for children's shoes?