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Students' Gowns

Volume 415: debated on Monday 29 October 1945

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asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the shortage of undergraduates' and other gowns at several universities, he will release a limited amount of the material necessary for their manufacture.

I am afraid that, in view of the difficult supply position, no special allocation of material can be made for gowns. Coupons, however, are being issued to the gown manufacturers to enable them to have access to such stocks of suitable cloth as may be available.