§ 31. Mr. R. C. MORRISON
asked the President of the Board of Trade the amount of leather required annually by British boot-and-shoe manufacturers, and the amount supplied by British tanners?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
According to the results of the Import Duties Act Inquiry for 1934, the total quantity of leather used by boot and slice manufacturers employing more than ten persons amounted to about 40,000 tons of sole leather and nearly 200,000,000 square feet of upper leather. It is estimated that the amount supplied by British tanners represented at least 92 per cent. of the total quantity of sole leather used and rather more than half the total quantity of upper leather used.