HC Deb 07 April 1925 vol 182 cc1995-6
2. Colonel WOODCOCK

asked the President of the Board of Trade the total value of the imports of lace and embroidery from France during the year 1914 and the last completed year?


asked the President of the Board of Trade the total quantity of lace imported into this country during 1924 from France; and if he can give figures for the corresponding period of cotton threads exported from this country to France?


As the answer contains some figures I will have it circulated, if the hon. Members do not object, in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer:

Imports consigned from France:

1914. 1924.
£ £
Cotton lace and plain net and articles thereof (except embroidery). 832,484 1,725,773
Silk lace and mixed (silk and other materials) lace and articles thereof (except embroidery). 299,407 343,236
Embroidery and needlework (except linen embroidery). 37,441 86,708

Exports consigned to France: The exports of "finished cotton threads" during 1924, consigned to France and registered as manufactured in Great Britain or Northern Ireland, amounted to 215,137 lbs., valued at £75,935.