§ Mr. Groves
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has considered the disadvantages of the compulsory making of single-breasted blazers, especially for school wear, as it involves the need to wear a waistcoat or pull-over, also the need for traders to keep duplicate stocks for girls and boys and the difficulty of letting out side seams, etc., to allow for growing; and whether he will take action in order to remedy these defects?
§ Mr. Dalton
The present prohibition on double-breasted blazers was imposed in order to save labour and materials. I am considering the introduction of a standard style of blazer for schoolchildren, which would secure further important economies in manufacture and would also make it unnecessary for traders to keep duplicate stocks for boys and girls in the smaller sizes.