Leather (Boot Repairing)

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 23rd June 1947.

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Photo of Mr William Irving Mr William Irving , Tottenham North 12:00 am, 23rd June 1947

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware of the increasing cost of boot repairs owing to the poor quality of leather; and if he will take steps to make available better quality leather for this purpose.

Photo of Mr Frank Collindridge Mr Frank Collindridge , Barnsley

I have been asked to reply.

The quality of leather has improved since the war ended, and endeavours are being made to improve it further, but we are not yet able to import the proportion of better class hides we should like.