§ 20. Mr. B. RILEY
asked the President of the Board of Trade the quantity of cotton hosiery imported into Great Britain from Japan for the year ended 31st December, 1930, and for the three months ended 31st March, 1931, respectively?
§ Mr. W. GRAHAM
During the year 1930 the total quantity of hosiery of cotton, or of which the chief value 969 is cotton, imported into the United Kingdom, registered as consigned from Japan, was as follows: Stockings and hose, 1,144,288 dozen pairs; underwear, 983,022 dozens and fancy hosiery, 113,046 dozens. During the first three months of 1931 the quantities were 296,994 dozen pairs; 202,636 dozens and 86,330 dozens, respectively.
Sir N. STEWART SANDEMAN
Can the right hon. Gentleman say how many people would have been kept in employment here if those goods had been manufactured in this country?