HC Deb 18 May 1916 vol 82 cc1645-6

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether an order has recently been issued forbidding the importation into England of buffalo horns and other materials used in the cutlery trade; whether he is aware that these materials are extensively used for the covering of knives and forks used in the Army and Navy; whether he is aware that these buffalo horns are employed to fill the corners of the ship-hold so as to pre- vent the cargo proper from being damaged by water; and whether steps can be taken to remove this embargo, which must increase the prices of certain classes of cutlery?


The importation of horns and hoofs was prohibited by a Proclamation issued on 10th May. This restriction was imposed with a view to providing space for imports more urgently required. The case of horns used for dunnage is being given special consideration.