HC Deb 20 November 1952 vol 507 cc2019-20
10. Dr. Stross

asked the President of the Board of Trade to what extent earthenware and china pottery is being manufactured to commemorate the Coronation.

Mr. H. Strauss

I understand that preparations are being widely made in the pottery industry for the manufacture of Coronation souvenirs both for the export and home markets and that the industry should be able to meet all the demands made upon it.

14. Mr. Emrys Hughes

asked the President of the Board of Trade what steps he is taking to expedite the export of Coronation mugs to the Colonial Empire.

Mr. Mackeson

There are no restrictions on the import into the Colonial Empire of Coronation mugs made in the United Kingdom; and I am confident that the pottery industry can be relied upon to expedite exports of this ware without any special help from the Board of Trade.

Mr. Hughes

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that there will be great gratification in the country at his answer?

Sir W. Smithers

Will my hon. Friend take active steps to expedite the export of left-handed mugs to Moscow?

Dr. Stross

Will the Minister constantly bear in mind that in North Staffordshire the only mugs that are manufactured are made out of earthenware or china, and no other substance?