HC Deb 09 October 1946 vol 427 c68W
89. Mr. Collins

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware of the increased use of paradise plumes and other feathers as trimmings for millinery; and if he Will give an assurance that the import of such plumage does not contravene the Importation of Plumage (Prohibition) Act, 1921.

Mr. Belcher

I would refer my hon. Friend to the replies given on this matter to the hon. Member for South Portsmouth (Sir J. Lucas) on 6th June and to the hon. Member for Cheltenham (Mr. Lipson) on 22nd July. Extensive inquiries made since have failed to furnish any evidence of evasion of the prohibition on the import of plumage.