HC Deb 30 October 1956 vol 558 c134W
Mr. Swingler

asked the President of the Board of Trade to what extent pottery exports have dropped in the first eight months of 1956 compared with the first eight months of 1955 ; and what action he is taking to promote an expansion of such exports.

Mr. P. Thorneycroft

Exports of domestic pottery in the first eight months of this year totalled £9,709,334 as compared with £10,006,464 for the same period last year. With regard to the second part of the Question, I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. Member for Stoke-on-Trent, Central (Dr. Stross) on 5th July.