20 SEPTEMBER 1963, Page 15

SIR,—As my wife is petite she has the greatest diffi-

culty in the world buying any clothes—except stretch panties—off the peg. So, we have a well- worn gag in our house that the clothing trade in Britain is run by people who have had a human being described to them, but never actually saw one.

Anybody who wishes to rehash our gag to fit the ludicrous spectacle of a student of theology advising a couple in marriage is welcome to it.

B. DUNCAN 6 Lillie Road, S W6

PS I am a Catholic parent.