HC Deb 10 February 1949 vol 461 c509
13. Mr. Janner

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will consider altering the regulations whereby two collars are supplied with a utility shirt, so that four collars can be supplied in view of the fact that matching collars are impossible to buy and wear out quicker than the shirt.

Mr. H. Wilson

No limitation is imposed upon the number of collars which may be supplied with a utility shirt.

Sir Jocelyn Lucas

Would not the release of a greater number of Van Heusen collars very much help to solve the problem?

Mr. Wilson

I do not think that I am in a position to engage in competitive advertising during Question Time in this House. This Question related to utility shirts many of which are of a pattern matching variety.

Mr. Janner

Is the right hon. Gentleman sure that there is no Board of Trade regulation limiting the number to two collars to a shirt?

Mr. Wilson

There is no regulation. The utility specification relates to two collars, but there is nothing to prevent the manufacturer making three or four.