§ 76. Mr. Osborne
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will give an assurance that the export targets fixed for the footwear and hosiery industries will not result in domestic supplies being insufficient to meet the existing clothing coupons.
§ Mr. Belcher
The export target for footwear is only about 10 per cent. of present258W production. As regards hosiery, the intention is to maintain supplies at the 1946 level with an extra 10 per cent. for infants' and children's wear. I would also refer the hon. Member to my right hon. Friend's statement of 27th January on the clothing ration.