HC Deb 24 March 1925 vol 182 cc206-7
12. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether any licences to Import synthetic indigo have been granted under the Dyestuffs Act; if the Government have imported certain quantities under the scheme for the payment of German reparations in kind; and why the sale of this imported indigo has been placed in the hands of the only firm manufacturing indigo in this country?


The only licences which have been granted for the importation of synthetic indigo were in respect of certain quantities imported on Reparation account in 1922 and 1923, under a special arrangement made at the time with the principle indigo consumers and with the British Dyestuffs Corporation, details of which were given by my predecessor on the 24th June last in an answer, a copy of which I am sending to the hon. and gallant Member.

27. Mr. MORRIS

asked the President of the Board of Trade the quantity of printed and dyed cotton cloth and dyed or bleached cotton yarn exported from this country in the years 1913 and 1924, respectively?


The answer contains a table of figures, and the hon. Member will, perhaps, allow me to circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Description. 1913. 1924.
PIECE GOONS OF COTTON:— Linear Yards. Linear Yards.
Flags, Handkerchiefs and Shawls in the piece 54,167,200 5,687,900
Other sorts 1,170,586,900 723,031,700
Dyed in the piece 1,151,375,800 858,046,100
Manufactured wholly or in part of Dyed Yarn and commonly known as Coloured Cottons. 290,377,600 182,868,400
Lbs. Lbs.
COTTON YARN, Bleached and Dyed 36,159,700 18,662,500

The particulars for 1924 are provisional and subject to possible slight amendment on final examination of the returns.

The particulars for 1913 relate to Great Britain and Ireland; those for 1924 relate to Great Britain and Northern Ireland only.