HC Deb 12 December 1928 vol 223 cc2117-8
51. Mr. REMER

asked the President of the Board of Trade what the importation in pounds weight of raw and thrown silk retained for home consumption was for the first 10 months in each year of 1924; 1026, 1927, and 1928?


The answer has been prepared in tabular form; and, with my hon. Friend's permission, I will circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer:

The following TABLE shows the weight of the Net Imports of RAW SILK and THROWN SILK into Great Britain and Northern Ireland, registered during the periods January to October, 1924, 1926, 1927 and 1928:

Period. Net Imports.*
Raw Silk. Thrown Silk.
Lbs. Lbs.
January to October—
1924 678,322 155
1926 728,023 251,931
1927 923,187 253,092
1928 1,139,428 313,434
*I.e., Imports less Re-exports.

A small proportion of the thrown silk manufactured in the United Kingdom from imported raw silk was exported.