§ 10. Brigadier-General Sir H. CROFT
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the large increase of imports of wholly or mainly manufactured woollen or worsted yarns and manufactures during the first three months of the year; and whether, in view of these facts, he is prepared to reconsider the question of safeguarding those industries?
§ Sir P. CUNLIFFE-LISTER
Whilst the declared value of the imports of woollen and worsted yarns and manufactures imported during the first three months of the current. year was practically the same as in the corresponding period of 1925, the volume of imports was greater by about 6 per cent. An application for the safeguarding of one section of the industry has recently been the subject of inquiry by a Committee, whose report will be published in a few days.
§ Mr. MACKINDER
Could the right hon. Gentleman tell us how much of this was single worsted yarn, which is not mainly produced in this country?