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Clothing Manufacture (Lining Materials)

Volume 440: debated on Thursday 17 July 1947

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asked the President of the Board of Trade what action he is taking to increase the supply of linings; whether he is aware that the lack of balance in the supplies of cloth and linings is preventing the use of the cloth by clothing manufacturers; and what action he is taking give give increased allocations of lining materials to clothing manufacturers.

I am aware that many garment makers are short of linings. The effect of arrangements made some while ago for increased production of linings were delayed by the fuel difficulties in the earlier part of the year, but supplies will, I hope, show some improvement in the coming months.

Is it also proposed to improve the quality of the linings, because there is complaint about them at present?

We always try to produce the best goods we can with the material available.