HC Deb 05 November 1945 vol 415 c884
13. Colonel Erroll

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will give an approximate estimate of the amount of cloth and ready-made suits immobilised in the shop windows of tailors and outfitters in Great Britain at the present time.

Sir S. Cripps

No, Sir. The quantities in shop windows are negligible and I have no reason to suppose that any supplies are being immobilised in this way.

Colonel Erroll

Is it not a fact that some 200,000 suits or the material for them are so frozen?

Sir S. Cripps

Not according to my information.