HC Deb 08 December 1949 vol 470 cc165-6W
Mr. Sharp

asked the President of the Board of Trade what action he has taken to provide machinery-cleaning cloths in utility grades, not subject to Purchase Tax; and what supplies are now available.

Mr. H. Wilson:

The purpose of the utility scheme is to provide a range of clothing and household articles of reliable quality at controlled prices, and I do not consider it would be appropriate to widen the scheme by the inclusion of items of industrial character such as machinery-cleaning cloths.