HC Deb 26 February 1917 vol 90 cc1667-8
15. Sir W. BYLES

asked whether, during the last three years, 1,865,431 lbs. weight of feathers, exclusive of ostrich feathers, have been imported into this country; and whether, having regard to the shortage of tonnage and its effect on our food supply, these imports of luxuries will be stopped?


The importation of feathers (ornamental and down) is now covered by the Prohibition of Import (No. 14) Proclamation established on Friday last.