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Hides (Export)

Volume 415: debated on Monday 5 November 1945

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asked the President of the Board of Trade why in view of the urgency of increasing the export trade, the firm of William Barkers, of Otley, have been refused an export licence to export to Denmark £7,000 worth of coloured hide bellies which they have in stock.

Owing to the difficult leather and footwear supply position in the United Kingdom very limited exports only are possible at the present time. Firms having previous trade with the particular markets concerned are given preference.