HC Deb 20 November 1946 vol 430 cc124-5W
106. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what are the difficulties in respect of the export to this country of furniture made in West Africa; and to what extent such furniture has been exported during the past 12 months.

Mr. Creech Jones

I am keeping in close touch with my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade about the possibility of importations of this kind from the Colonies generally; but I understand from him that he cannot at present permit the importation of West African furniture except of types and at prices which can be brought within the utility furniture scheme. No furniture has been exported during the last 12 months except a small quantity consigned to the W.V.S for free distribution