HC Deb 10 March 1936 vol 309 cc1945-6
21. Mr. M. MacMILLAN

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the reopening of marble quarries in the Isle of Skye, he will encourage this home production in preference to Italian imports after, as well as during, economic sanctions where Skye marble is suitable?


I am pleased to hear that the Skye marble quarries have been reopened and I have no doubt that interested industries will give every consideration to this source of material.


Would the right hon. Gentleman arrange to have specimens of

I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.


Has the notice of the right hon. Gentleman lately been drawn to the advice given by the Potato Marketing Board that producers should hold their potatoes until there are better prices? Will he investigate that?


That is nothing to do with me.

Following is the answer:

this home-produced marble placed in the Tea-Room for the inspection of hon. Members