§ 63. Mr. R. Gibson
asked the President of the Board of Trade how many fell-mongeries using sheepskins imported from the Colonies there are in operation in Scotland and England, respectively; what were the corresponding figures for 1929 and 1919, respectively; and what is the explanation of the trend shown by the figures?
§ Mr. Gibson
Is the hon. Gentleman not aware that these skins imported from the Colonies are being sent to France to be worked there; that factories in this country, including factories in Greenock, are on the point of closing down as a result; and will he look into the matter to see whether something cannot be done to safeguard this industry?