HC Deb 05 June 1919 vol 116 c2217
87. Mr. ATKEY

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether Sir Percy Daniels has purchased leather in America on behalf of the British Government, and, in particular, side leather; whether all the leather of this description that is required in this country can be produced in this country; whether he is aware that there are stocks on hand of this particular class of leather, and that there are several million feet of semi-chrome leather and quantities of pure chrome box sides of a similar quality to that about to be imported actually in this country unsold in the hands of the producers; and whether it is the considered policy of the Government to spend money abroad in preference to fostering home industries?


I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer given to the hon. Member for Pudsey and Otley on 2nd June.