HC Deb 18 March 1946 vol 420 cc298-9W
Mr. Younger

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that delivery of upholstered goods to retailers 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.