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Outsize Men's Suits

Volume 446: debated on Tuesday 27 January 1948

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asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that outsize men are experiencing difficulty in placing orders for suits; that in one case 25 firms of tailors have refused an order; and if he will take steps to have O.S. provision made such as is already made by drapers and tailors for women.

I am afraid it is not only outsize men who are experiencing difficulty in placing orders for suits—because their tailors are unfortunately finding it necessary through shortage of cloth to restrict the numbers of orders they accept. Arrangements for coupon reimbursement for losses on out sizes exist for men's as well as for women's garments. If my hon. Friend will give me particulars of the case to which he refers, I will endeavour to help.