Leather Trade

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 30 April 1959.

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Photo of Mr Reginald Paget Mr Reginald Paget , Northampton 12:00, 30 April 1959

Does the right hon. Gentleman always have to wait until the accident has happened? Is it not quite clear, owing to what has been happening over hides, with the Russians stepping into the market and buying about 70 per cent. of Commonwealth production, that there will be great trouble, even though it has not immediately expressed itself in terms of unemployment? Cannot the right hon. Gentleman, for once, be in front of the gun?