17. Mr. PIKE PEASE
asked whether the test of English box-calf against the foreign leather used in the manufacture of boots for the Navy has yet been made; and, if so, with what result?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
The answer is in the negative. It has not yet been possible to commence this trial owing to the difficulty which has occurred in obtaining suitable skins. A communication is being addressed to the Light Leather Trades Federation on the subject.