HC Deb 23 January 1951 vol 483 c7W
Mr. Forman

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether it will be possible at a fairly early date to permit the manufacture of moleskin jackets from utility material, having regard to the desirability of providing coal deliverers with this type of protective clothing.

Mr. H. Wilson

Supplies of utility moleskin cloth are short, and it could be made into jackets only at the expense of supplies of other kinds of moleskin garments such as trousers and breeches, for which the need from industrial and agricultural workers is greater.