§ 91. Colonel Gomme-Duncan
asked the President of the Board of Trade why the firm of Strathmore Toys, Limited, Perth, who applied on 19th September, 1946, for a licence to purchase plywood off-cuts, were instructed by his Department to apply to the Federation of British Manufacturers of Sports and Games; whether he is aware that this Federation has no connection with the toy industry; and what steps he proposes to take to prevent similar action by his Department
§ Mr. Belcher
Up to the beginning of the present quarter, timber for use in the manufacture of sports goods and games has been distributed to manufacturers, on behalf of the Board of Trade, through the Federation of British Manufacturers of Sports and Games. As the application in question was for material for jig-saw puzzles, a game rather than a toy, it was referred to the Federation. These arrangements have recently been revised and the distribution of timber for the manufacture of sports goods and games is now being carried out directly by the Board of Trade.