HC Deb 21 January 1941 vol 368 cc35-6W
Lieut.-Colonel Macnamara

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware of the plight that retail traders in sports kit find themselves in, in view of the quotas which they must now observe when ordering; how difficult this makes it for them to supply His Majesty's forces, thus giving a virtual monopoly to the Navy, Army, and Air Force Institutes; and whether he will readjust matters so that any sales private firms may make to His Majesty's forces may be exclusive of any quotas otherwise laid down?

Mr. Lyttelton

I am still discussing this question with my colleagues in charge of the Service Departments. I am afraid I am not yet in a position to say anything definite but I will write to my hon. and gallant Friend as soon as a decision has been reached.