HC Deb 10 July 1946 vol 425 cc379-80
31. Mr. Younger

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware of the shortage of clothing in Malaya; aria what steps he is taking to remedy this position.

Mr. George Hall

I am aware that there is a shortage of clothing in Malaya, as elsewhere. I am arranging for the procurement through Government channels of as much as possible of the stocks of surplus military clothing available in the United Kingdom. I am also giving all practicable facilities for importations through ordinary trade channels.