Oral Answers to Questions — ST. Helena (Handcrafts)

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 16th June 1948.

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Photo of Sir Douglas Dodds-Parker Sir Douglas Dodds-Parker , Banbury 12:00 am, 16th June 1948

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what action he is taking to encourage the sale and export of furniture and other handcrafts from St. Helena.

Mr. Creech Jones:

Arrangements have been made with the Board of Trade for the issue of import licences for lace, mats, coal and vegetable sacks from St. Helena. I have not heard of any furniture being available from the Colony but am making inquiries.

Photo of Sir Douglas Dodds-Parker Sir Douglas Dodds-Parker , Banbury

Would the right hon. Gentleman take the matter up with the Board of Trade, who are forbidding, as in West Africa, the bringing of furniture from this country?