§ 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?
§ The DEPUTY-MINISTER of MUNITIONS (Mr. Kellaway)
I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer given to the hon. Member for Pudsey and Otley on 2nd June.