HC Deb 14 April 1913 vol 51 c1635
83. Mr. CROFT

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if any report has been published of the proceedings of the Committee which was called together to consider the petition of the self-governing Dominions that Great Britain should close her markets to plumage illicitly exported from her Overseas Possessions?

The SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Mr. Harcourt)

There has been an Interdepartmental conference with a view to considering how far it might be possible to restrict the demand for plumage by legislation in this country and the Colonies or by international agreement. The conference was, however, an informal one, and no report of its proceedings has been or will be published. I may add that I have not received any petition from the self-governing Dominions.