HC Deb 19 December 1945 vol 417 c1502W
Mr. Amory

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the recently imposed maximum prices for women's non-utility outerwear at their present levels will handicap British novelty fabric manufacturers in the production of new and original materials; and, in view of the present opportunities for extension of our export trade from a development of this business, he will adopt alternative methods of preventing profiteering which will not hamper the production of high-grade new materials.

Mr. Ellis Smith

I have no reason to expect that the control will have the effect suggested, and the answer to the last part of the Question is accordingly in the negative.