HC Deb 24 July 1946 vol 426 c18W
111. Mr. S. Shephard

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that owing to the withdrawal of his Department's allocations of cotton and rayon piece goods to manufacturers of made-up garments, they are now unable to obtain sufficient supplies fully to employ their present labour force; and what steps does he propose to take to overcome this difficulty.

Mr. Belcher

No, Sir. The withdrawal of the allocation system did not affect the quantity of cloth available. Cloth supplies to the clothing industry generally have in fact increased since the change was made, and every effort is being made still further to increase them.