HC Deb 01 November 1937 vol 328 cc524-5
59. Mr. Levy

asked the President of the Board of Trade what was the production of fabric gloves in 1923, 1930, 1932 and 1936?

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade (Captain Euan Wallace)

As the answer contains a table of figures, I will, with my hon. Friend's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Brigadier-General Sir Henry Croft

Is my right hon. and gallant Friend aware that there is a grave danger to British industry owing to these subsidies of foreign imports, and that this industry may cease to exist unless some action is taken in the future?

The following statement shows for certain years the production of fabric gloves by firms in the United Kingdom employing more than ten persons, distinguishing gloves of cotton and gloves of other textile materials.
Year. Gloves of cotton. Gloves of other textile materials Total.
Thousand dozen pairs. Thousand dozen pairs. Thousand dozen pairs.
1924 136 66 202
1930 167 81 248
1933 109 89 198
1935 106* 79 185
* The output for this year includes gloves partly cut out of fabric containing cotton and sewn-up, and fabric containing cotton shaped for making into or lining gloves, but not astrachan gloves or gloves in which fabric containing cotton is present in the lining only.

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