§ 40. Mr. CAPORN
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that over 3,500,000 dozens of hosiery and underwear were imported into this country during 1934; and whether he can give any estimate of the number of persons who could have been employed if these articles had been manufactured in this country?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of TRADE (Dr. Burgin)
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. As the imports of these commodities are of a varied character the second part of the question could only be answered on the basis of arbitrary assumptions.