§ 29. Mr. Dodds
asked the President of the Board of Trade what action has been taken or contemplated following the protest, a copy of which has been sent to him, by the Retail Standards Association at the increasing production of shoddy utility gaberdine raincoats which are deficient in waterproof qualities.
§ Mr. P. Thorneycroft
I understand that in general utility gaberdine raincoats are of a satisfactory quality, but there have been complaints about the quality of some of the wool and wool union gaberdine cloths from which they are made. I propose to tighten up the specifications of these cloths and the details of the changes are being discussed with the trade.