HC Deb 17 June 1947 vol 438 c204W
79. Mr. G. Williams

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will encourage the output from the boot factories of size nine shoes as they are practically unobtainable in this country.

Mr. Belcher

I am not aware of any particular shortage of men's shoes, size nine. As regards women's shoes, I understand that a very small proportion of women take this size, and not all retailers stock sizes for which the demand is so limited. If the hon. Member will let me have particulars of any case he has in mind, I will see whether there is anything the Board of Trade can do to help.