HC Deb 03 August 1943 vol 391 cc2096-7W
Mr. David Adams

asked the President the Board of Trade whether, in order to improve the quality of utility clothing, he will cause less material to be used for non-utility and the more expensive classes of goods and more for utility clothing?

Mr. Dalton

Utility clothing has the first claim on the materials available for civilian production and some 80 per cent. of such materials are now used in utility goods. The quality of most utility clothing reflects great credit on the producers, but I have my eye on some articles which are much below the average and am considering whether their continued production can be justified.