HC Deb 18 November 1946 vol 430 cc47-8W
Mr. Hastings

asked the President of the Board of Trade if, in view of the approach of winter, he will increase the supply of woollen vests for young children, as these are now almost unobtainable.

Sir S. Cripps

In spite of a slight fall in production during the holiday months of July and August, supplies of children's woollen underwear will be better than they were last winter. The continued shortage of wool yarn, unfortunately, prevents as much improvement as we should wish, but the close restriction on exports will help to improve home supplies.