HC Deb 07 November 1950 vol 480 cc43-4W
93. Mr. K. P. Thompson

asked the President of the Board of Trade what steps are taken to ensure an even distribution of the larger sizes of women's shoes, particularly in the Merseyside area.

Mr. Bottomley

The distribution of footwear is the responsibility of the industry, and I understand that the Federation of Boot and Shoe Manufacturers and the Footwear Distributors' Joint Council have the problem of the production and distribution of larger sizes of women's shoes before them. The hon. Member's complaint about the shortage in the Merseyside area is being brought to their notice. The production of women's larger-size footwear is, of course, governed by the demand, which is limited.