HC Deb 08 February 1951 vol 483 cc228-9W
73. Lieut.-Colonel Bromley-Davenport

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that many men of big physique are unable to obtain utility clothing and have to have all garments made to measure; that hardship is caused to such men in the lower income groups and whether he will either include in the utility range larger-sized garments to fit tall and broad-chested men or else excuse such men from paying Purchase Tax on non-utility garments.

Mr. H. Wilson

No. The utility scheme includes provisions for men's outsize and made-to-measure garments, and these are, in fact, made in substantial numbers.