§ 39. Mr. CHORLTON
asked the President of the Board of Trade the amount of raw cotton used in China compared with this country and Japan for 1933?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
The latest comparable figures relate to the year 1932. For that year the estimated consumption of raw cotton in China was 1,161 million lbs., in the United Kingdom 1,245 million lbs., and in Japan 1,293 million lbs.
§ Mr. CHORLTON
How long does the right hon. Gentleman anticipate it will take him before he is able to bring back the cotton trade to the prosperity it enjoyed in the old days?