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Women's Shoes And Stockings

Volume 463: debated on Tuesday 22 March 1949

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asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that women's outsize stockings and shoes are still hard to procure; and whether he will consider increasing the number of utility stockings and shoes for women who take sizes seven and eight in shoes.

I am aware that there is still some difficulty in obtaining women's large size shoes and stockings. No instructions are given to manufacturers as to the range of sizes which they must produce, but each manufacturer decides what proportions of the various sizes he will make in the light of the orders he receives from the distributors. My Department always try to help any member of the public who has difficulty in obtaining shoes or stockings of the larger sizes.