Skip to main content

Wellington Boots

Volume 436: debated on Thursday 24 April 1947

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.


asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware of the continued shortage of rubber boots in Norfolk where they are particularly needed in agriculture and in other industries owing to local conditions; and if he will endeavour to increase the supply at an early date.

Supplies of men's wellingtons have improved very rapidly since early last year, owing to increased home production and the release of Government surpluses. But I will have a special investigation carried out to see that Norfolk is getting its fair share.

Will the Minister ensure that we shall have a supply before next winter when there will be an urgent need for them?

Is my hon. Friend aware that Lancashire cotton mills are cutting up good rubber boots to augment coal supplies?