§ 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?