§ 70. Mr. Attewell
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware of the unsuitable nature of the low-grade E. I Kips for dressing into smooth leather; and what is the mason for buying the low-grade hides in such large proportion compared to the better quality suitable for smooth leather dressing.
§ Mr. Belcher
Yes. Discussions are in progress with a view to adjusting the buying prices in order to improve the selection of tanned kips.