HC Deb 25 October 1916 vol 86 cc1146-7W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has taken any steps to ensure that after the War manufacturers in the United Kingdom shall not be dependent, to the extent that they have been during recent years, upon foreign sources for the provision of designs and working drawings for applied ornament in textile and, other surface decorating industries?


Yes, Sir. The Board of Trade, in co-operation with the Board of Education, have organised exhibitions both of British industrial designs and of German and Austrian products typifying successful design for the information and guidance of British manufacturers. The great importance of the subject referred to in the question is fully recognised, and it is receiving the attention of both the Departments referred to.

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