§ Mr. Younger
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that delivery of upholstered goods to retailers 299W is now taking from 12 to 18 months; and whether he has any proposals for increasing the supply of goods of this nature.
§ Sir S. Cripps
No, Sir. The average delay in the delivery of upholstered goods over the country as a whole is about four months. This is due to the shortage of suitable covering materials, which I am doing my best to remedy, both by increasing new production and by the use of surpluses.