HC Deb 17 December 1946 vol 431 cc337-8W
69. Mr. S. Shephard

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that men's braces and suspenders contain little or no elastic; and if he will take steps to make additional supplies of elastic available to manufacturers of these articles.

Mr. Belcher

Yes, Sir. Steps have already been taken to increase supplies of elastic for braces, and, as soon as supplies permit, a similar arrangement will be made for suspenders.