HC Deb 15 July 1919 vol 118 cc233-4W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the constantly rising prices of clothes, he proposes to take steps to introduce the substitute materials which were employed during the War by the Germans for making clothes; or whether he will popularise the adoption of new fashions of dressing as an emergency measure intended to lessen family outlay on apparel?


As regards the first part of the question, it is now clear that the use of substitute yarns for textile yarns has been a complete failure in Germany. I hope the control of fashions will never become one of the functions of the Board of Trade.

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