HC Deb 11 February 1946 vol 419 cc19-20W
Sir H. Lucas-Tooth

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware of the prevailing shortage of handkerchiefs; and in view of the risk of infection and the discomfort to individuals, whether he will take action to increase the supplies.

Sir S. Cripps

Yes, Sir. I have already arranged to increase supplies from new production and also from surplus Government cloth which is suitable for handkerchiefs.