HC Deb 06 December 1939 vol 355 cc669-70W
Mr. E. Smith

asked the President of the Board of Trade what has been done, or is proposed, to bring about a considerable expansion in the export trade of the pottery industry, the organisation of the home market and production?

Mr. R. S. Hudson

As I stated in reply to a question by the hon. Member on 15th November, my right hon. Friend has been in consultation with the British Pottery Manufacturers' Federation. He has now received a memorandum from the Federation, which he is carefully considering. This memorandum, I am glad to say, takes a hopeful view of prospects for the export trade. I am not quite clear what the hon. Member has in mind when he refers to the organisation of the home market.