§ Mr. Parker
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that war-time razor blades have a much shorter life than pre-war blades; and whether he will introduce a utility blade of fixed price and guaranteed quality?
§ Mr. Dalton
The production of some of the better quality brands of razor blades has had to be discontinued owing482W to raw material difficulties, and a large proportion of the output of the more popular brands is now being supplied to the Armed Forces. The introduction of a standard blade would seriously interfere with production, and this I am most anxious to avoid.