§ 24. Mr. Geoffrey Cooper
asked the President of the Board of Trade what is the method of marking the rolls of utility grade cloth and fabric used for the making-up of men's suiting, ladies' outer garments, men's shirtings, Manchester broadcloths, furnishing fabrics and net fabrics.
§ Mr. H. Wilson
Utility cloth must under S.R. & O. 1942, No. 1012, be marked by means of a transfer or stamp at each end of a length, except in the case of lengths not exceeding 3¼ yards, when a mark at one end is sufficient. Utility net must under S.R. & O. 1946, No. 1296, be marked by means of a securely stitched label of durable material at each end of the piece, except in the case of pieces not exceeding nine square yards in area, when a mark at one end is sufficient. In the case of both cloth and net, the material may be marked at intervals throughout the piece.
§ Mr. Cooper
Does the President of the Board of Trade realise that fabrics bought on Government account during the war 1315 were marked all along the selvage edge and the fact was a deterrent to the misuse of the material? Could he say if the same process of marking cloth could not now be used as a reasonable safeguard?