§ 22. Mr. PHILIP OLIVER
asked the President of the Board of Trade the quantity of American cotton of under ⅞-inch staple imported into this country in the years 1928 and 1929?
§ Mr. W. GRAHAM
I regret that the information desired by the hon. Member is not available, as American cotton under ⅞-inch staple is not recorded separately in the trade accounts of either the United Kingdom or the United States. The bulk of American cotton ranges, I understand, from 1 inch to 1⅛inch staple.
§ Mr. OLIVER
Will the right hon. Gentleman consider the desirability of enlarging these classific ations?
§ Mr. GRAHAM
The classification of many commodities is already very intricate; but I will look into the point put by my hon. Friend.