HC Deb 08 February 1951 vol 483 c233W
91. Mr. Shepherd

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware of the growing scarcity and increasing price of clothing; and what steps he proposes to take.

Mr. H. Wilson

I have no evidence that clothing is scarce. Prices of all utility clothing, and of some kinds of non-utility are controlled. This control serves to keep down to a minimum and to postpone as long as is practicable in the interests of consumers any increases in garment prices resulting from rises in world prices of raw materials or in other costs.