HC Deb 11 March 1948 vol 448 c163W
6. Mr. Harrison

asked the President of the Board of Trade to what extent has the policy of increasing the supplies of men's and boys' wear in the shops been achieved to date; and how much material has been allocated for this purpose from the quotas of materials that were previously used to make ladies' garments.

Mr. H. Wilson

Manufacturers of wool cloth for the home market have been pressed for some time to give preference to the production of cloths suitable for men's wear, and although I have no complete figures of the division of output between men's and women's types in recent periods my information suggests that a considerable transfer from women's to men's cloths is taking place. It will, however, take some time before the effects of this are felt in the shops.