HC Deb 08 May 1951 vol 487 c199W
68. Mr. Dodds

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that the Italian material X208 passed by his Department has been found most unsuitable for use in this country; and if he will take steps to see that further supplies are not imported.

Mr. Rhodes

I have seen a Press report alleging that some Italian cloth has proved unsatisfactory when made into utility clothing. No representations have been made to the Board of Trade about this cloth, and in the absence of evidence we cannot take any action about it.