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Utility Clothing

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 24 April 1951

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asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that in the Women's and Maids' Utility Outerwear Order, 1951, No. 586, the maximum price for costumes. Group VI, should be 198s. 9d. and not 188s. 9d. as printed; and what action he intends taking in this matter.

Yes; the incorrect figure appeared as a result of a proof reader's error. The attention of manufacturers has already been drawn to the correct figure; an amending order, making the necessary correction, will be issued to take effect immediately the main Order comes into operation on 15th May.

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will include in the utility scheme a limited range of silks suitable for underwear and blouses.

A proposal to include certain silk fabrics in the utility scheme has been made by the Silk and Rayon Users' Association and is under consideration. I cannot yet say whether the proposal will be accepted.