HC Deb 07 March 1947 vol 434 cc117-8W
Mr. Edward Davies

asked the President of the Board of Trade what discussion took place and what agreement was reached with the representatives of the pottery industry in this country before permitting imports of earthenware and china from abroad.

Sir S. Cripps

None, Sir. But the industry are aware of the policy of my Department in the matter of imports. In fact, little pottery is being offered from abroad and in 1946 imports accounted for less than 0.75 per cent. of home supplies.