HC Deb 21 February 1917 vol 90 c1338
94. Mr. P. WHITE

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, having regard to the necessity of saving tonnage for food and other essential imports, he will totally prohibit the use of space in vessels for the carrying of feathers of wild birds, which serve in our food-producing Colonies as valuable killers of insects which are destructive to crops; and whether he can state if feathers of birds more than doubly sufficient for the Home trade are at present stored in London warehouses awaiting a future market?


I am afraid that I cannot anticipate the statement which the Prime Minister is to make very shortly on the subject of further import restrictions.

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