HC Deb 27 May 1946 vol 423 c813
28. Mr. Marples

asked the President of the Board of Trade, how many perambulators were produced in April, 1946; and how many of these were retained for use in this country.

Mr. Belcher

Complete statistics are not yet available, but from returns covering over 90 per cent. of the production it is estimated that April deliveries totalled 41,960 perambulators, of which 37,140 were delivered to the home market.

Mr. Godfrey Nicholson

Has the production of perambulators caught up with the production for the corresponding period last year?

Mr. Nally

Would my hon. Friend guarantee that one of the perambulators referred to will be maintained and kept for the exclusive use of the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Woodford (Mr. Churchill).

Mr. Belcher

I am sorry I am unable to give the figures of production for last year and compare them with those for this year, but if my hon. Friend will put down a Question I will look into it.