HC Deb 03 August 1944 vol 402 cc1613-4W
Mr. Sutcliffe

asked the President of the Board of Trade what materials are available to replace worn carpets; and if he will ensure that supplies of these materials can be purchased at reasonable prices.

Captain Waterhouse

Yes, Sir; limited supplies of linoleum, felt base and coir matting are available. Maximum prices have already been fixed for linoleum, including substitute linoleum, and my right hon. Friend is hoping to fix maximum prices also for felt base and coir matting. As was indicated in the reply to my hon. and gallant Friend, the Mem- ber for Bewdley (Major Conant) on Tuesday last, proposals are under consideration for the manufacture of a limited quantity of carpets of specified types and at fixed prices.