HC Deb 23 May 1950 vol 475 c1845
54. Sir W. Darling

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many pairs of nylon stockings have been confiscated by Customs since 1st January, 1950; what is the estimated value of these confiscated goods; and what is being done with them.

Sir S. Cripps

Nylons are not distinguished from other stockings in the Customs records, but in the first quarter of this year 20,250 pairs of stockings were seized, of which the import value would be about £5,000. They will in due course be sold through the Surplus Textiles Corporation for the benefit of the Exchequer.

Sir W. Darling

Is the right hon. and learned Gentleman aware that when such sales are likely to take place is a matter of considerable public interest?

Sir S. Cripps

As the hon. Gentleman is so interested, I will see that notice is sent to him.

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