HC Deb 20 February 1941 vol 369 c312W
Mr. Naylor

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will take steps to stop inducements to wasteful expenditure of money, time and labour in aid of Service funds such as the public display of spring fashions in women's hats advertised as taking place at the Hotel Ritz on Wednesday and Thursday, 12th and 13th February?

Sir K. Wood

The Government, in view of the need to restrict the home consumption of goods, rely on the good sense of traders to limit to a minimum any special displays for the home trade. Indeed, I should hope that, unless the circumstances are very exceptional as in the present case, such displays will not take place.