HC Deb 01 December 1949 vol 470 c108W
35. Mr. Ward

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware of the shortage of utility shirts for men; and what steps he is taking to make it economically possible for shirt manufacturers to make utility shirts.

Mr. J. Edwards

The supply position of utility shirts has improved during 1949. Further improvement is dependent upon an increased output of cloth so that all home and export demands for the cloth may be met. We are considering whether the increases in the maximum prices of some utility cotton cloths and the decreases in others, which came into force in October, call for any corresponding changes in the maximum prices for utility cotton shirts.