HC Deb 06 March 1947 vol 434 c629
24. Mr. Peter Freeman

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will state the amount and the numbers of imports of furs brought into this country in each quarter of 1946; and the countries from which they were imported.

Sir S. Cripps

As the answer involves a special analysis of figures I will, with my hon. Friend's permission, send the particulars to him as soon as they are all ready.

Mr. Freeman

Do not the figures indicate a very large and increasing importation of these articles, and in view of the fact that we have to pay for them in sterling does my right hon. and learned Friend not think that some curtailment is desirable?

Sir S. Cripps

I have not the figures yet; when they are available I will send them to the hon. Member.