HC Deb 27 February 1951 vol 484 c268W
63. Mr. Hake

asked the President of the Board of Trade why he recently permitted a 25 per cent. increase in the ceiling price of utility upholstery.

Mr. Rhodes

For most articles of upholstered furniture, including all the cheaper models, the recent increase in maximum prices was considerably less than 25 per cent. It was necessitated by substantial increases in the cost of covering material and fillings, mainly those made of wool or cotton.