HC Deb 22 April 1947 vol 436 c87W
73. Mr. Spence

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware of the present shortage of bathing suits; and what steps have been taken to increase supplies.

Mr. Belcher

Supplies of hosiery yarn are not good enough to allow of a significant increase in the production of bathing suits without a loss of more essential clothing for the home market or of goods for export. I regret therefore that we can only promise a very limited production of bathing suits this year