HC Deb 07 December 1950 vol 482 c508
11. Mrs. Jean Mann

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will direct a bonus issue of nylons to shopkeepers throughout Britain during the Christmas season.

Mr. H. Wilson

No, Sir. I do not control the distribution of nylon stockings, and it is for the manufacturers to plan their home market deliveries as they think best.

Mrs. Mann

Can my right hon. Friend advise manufacturers that there is not a British husband who can buy a pair of nylons for his wife? Is it not grossly unfair that only foreigners can appear with glamorous nylons? Does it not place British men at a great disadvantage?

Mr. Wilson

Although the shortage of nylons is extremely serious, as we all realise, due to the fact that we have to export so many of them, I think my hon. Friend is under-estimating the fairly considerable number of nylons supplied to the home market this year.