asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will give an approximate estimate of the amount of cloth and ready-made suits immobilised in the shop windows of tailors and outfitters in Great Britain at the present time.
No, Sir. The quantities in shop windows are negligible and I have no reason to suppose that any supplies are being immobilised in this way.
Is it not a fact that some 200,000 suits or the material for them are so frozen?
Not according to my information.