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Sanitary Towels

Volume 415: debated on Thursday 1 November 1945

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asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is now in a position to state the steps he has taken to overcome the shortage of sanitary towels throughout the country, and, in particular, north-west London.

Insolvency under the Bankruptcy Acts.
Year.Number of Receiving Orders and Administration Orders.Liabilities as estimated by Debtors.Assets as estimated by Debtors.
£s.d.£s.d.
19392,6386,444,399001,235,14800
19401,5963,945,824001,365,43700
19416111,538,78700523,20600
1942355909,34000239,03100
1943244777,34100193,29400
1944226497,67800215,93400
Insolvency under the Deeds of Arrangement Act.
Year.Number of Deeds.Liabilities as estimated by Debtors.Assets as estimated by Debtors.
£s.d.£s.d.
19391,4142,631,807001,284,92200
19409351,620,02400969,23100
1941185412,35100232,37000
194264105,7170055,68100
194344165,5980082,66500
19442042,7370023,05600

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply which was given to the hon. and gallant Member for Chelmsford (Wing-Commander Millington) on Monday last. It is hoped that a statement will be made next week.