HC Deb 09 October 1946 vol 427 c72W
Sir I. Fraser

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he Will introduce a scheme to protect rural industries, such as basket making, hoop making, &c, from foreign competition.

Sir S. Cripps

I am considering, in consultation with my right hon. Friends the Minister of Labour and the Minister of Agriculture, the recommendations made by the National Basket and Willow Trades Development Committee. But I may say at once that there can be no question of using the present import controls as a permanent method of protection.