HC Deb 27 January 1947 vol 432 cc138-9W
Lieut.-Colonel Clifton-Brown

asked the President of the Board of Trade if be will arrange to release more Viyella and Dayella suitable for children's nightwear, as an alternative to flannelette, owing to the grave risk of fire.

Sir S. Cripps

Cloths of the type to which the hon. and gallant Member refers are produced by very few firms, and output, therefore, is determined by the number of workers which these firms are able to secure. The Wool Control are well aware of the importance of these cloths to the home market and have been making every effort to secure more production. Although the results may not be felt for some time, the programme of production of these cloths for the present period (November, 1946, to February, 1947) is about 40 per cent. greater than for the previous period.

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