asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will increase the supply of children's shoes up to size lo in the Cheltenham area as there is a great shortage at present?
I have made inquiries about the stocks of children's shoes in retail shops in Cheltenham, and find that they are not lower than in other parts of the country. I regret that I cannot see my way to direct special supplies to Cheltenham, as these could only be at the expense of other areas.
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will arrange for school children, when helping in farm work, to be supplied with suitable footwear?
I am taking all possible steps to ensure adequate supplies of strong leather footwear for schoolchildren, and have already increased the proportion of children's sizes in the total output.