§ 100. Mr. Shurmer
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that there are two million pairs of men's short socks in the shops, valued at £300,000, which traders are unable to dispose of on coupon value; and if he will consider making these men's short austerity socks coupon free.
§ Mr. Belcher:
I have been informed of this position which is being kept under review. Some sales are, however, still taking place and production of long socks is still short of rationed demand.