HC Deb 31 July 1951 vol 491 c163W
Mr. Janner

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury how many nylon stockings have been confiscated by Customs and Excise in each of the last three years; and how such stockings are distributed after being seized.

Mr. Jay

Nylons are not distinguished from other stockings in the Customs records. The numbers of pairs of stockings seized in the last three years were as follow:

1948–49 49,130
1949–50 74,930
1950–51 59,570

They were sold through the Surplus Textiles Corporation for the benefit of the Exchequer.