HC Deb 25 February 1930 vol 235 cc2030-1

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether there are any statistics available to show how the turnover of fancy lace finishers for 1929 compares with that of 1924–25?


The latest information available regarding the sales of lace was furnished on 5th November last in reply to a question by the hon. and gallant Member for Bournemouth (Sir H. Croft), of which I am sending the hon. Member a copy. No separate particulars are available regarding fancy lace.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware of the uncertainty now prevailing at Nottingham? Does he really contemplate these duties coming to an end next July?

34. Captain HUDSON

asked the President of the Board of Trade the rack-output of lace in Nottingham for each quarter in the years 1925 and 1929, respectively?


As has been explained in answer to previous questions, the Board of Trade are not in possession of complete figures of production covering all firma in the lace trade. Information covering a portion of the trade is supplied periodically to the Department through trade channels, but some of the particulars relating to 1929 have not yet been received. When these are available, I will communicate what information I can to the hon. Member.