HC Deb 25 May 1908 vol 189 cc715-6

To ask the President of the Board of Trade whether he would state the value of the cotton fabrics exported last year to all the countries of the world, and the percentage of increase or decrease represented by such exports over those of the previous year.

(Answered by Mr. Churchill.) The value of cotton piece goods manufactured in this country which were exported to all destinations in 1907 was £81,049,000, which represents an increase over the corresponding figure for 1906 of £5,677,000 or 7.5 per cent. These figures do not include lace and patent net, hosiery, or cotton manufactures unenumerated, and if these are added the value of the exports would have been £90,076,000, representing an increase over 1906 of £6,359,000, or 7.6. per cent.