HC Deb 16 July 1959 vol 609 cc43-4W
29. Mr. G. Darling

asked the President of the Board of Trade what has caused a world shortage of hides, leading to a sharp increase in prices; and whether he is satisfied that the existing marketing arrangements are adequate.

Sir D. Eccles

The main reasons for the present world shortage of hides are reduced kills in both the Argentine and the United States of America coinciding with an increasing demand for leather. The existing marketing arrangements appear to be adequate.