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School Caps (Shrinkage)

Volume 498: debated on Tuesday 1 April 1952

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asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that a large proportion of schoolboys' caps are made from material which shrinks considerably when exposed to its first rainfall; and if he will take steps to ensure that school caps and blazers are made from pre-shrunk or unshrinkable material.

We have not received complaints about the shrinkage of cloth in school caps. As I have already informed the House during the debate on the Budget proposals on 13th March, I have received assurances from the wool industry that they will examine the possibility of introducing standards for some wool cloths, and I am bringing the hon. Gentleman's Question to the notice of the wool textile delegation.