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Mr. Evelyn Walkden
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware of the shortage of utility overcoats made of material or cloth at a reasonable weight and deserving of the number of coupons to be surrendered; and whether he will control wholesale and retail selling prices of these?
A wide range of utility overcoats is already provided in many types of materials, of which the heaviest must weigh at least 22 ozs. per linear yard. The prices are closely controlled at all stages. I have received no complaints of shortage of overcoats but, if my hon. Friend will send me particulars, I shall be glad to investigate them.