HC Deb 18 November 1946 vol 430 c48W
Mr. Drayson

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that the shortage of materials required in the manufacture of flies for salmon and trout fishing is depriving a number of partially disabled ex-Servicemen of employment, and if he will increase the import quota of these materials to the manufacturers concerned.

Sir S. Cripps

Licences are now being issued to manufacturers of flies for fishing to the extent of the value of their prewar imports of feathers for this purpose. These imports, which are being allowed on the understanding that an adequate proportion of production is exported, should be sufficient to meet manufacturers' needs.

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