§ 6. Mr. Morgan
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he can give figures showing the monthly quantities of curled hair imported into this country during the last two years, together with the countries in which this hair was manufactured; and how the rates of wages in those countries compare with the trade board rate of wages in this country?
Imports of upholstery, mattress and similar stuffing material consisting wholly or partly of artificially curled animal hair have been separately recorded only since January, 1937. The average monthly imports into the United Kingdom during the 14 months ended February, 1938, amounted to 250 cwts.; the bulk of these imports came from Eire and the remainder mainly from the United States and Denmark. I am not in a position to furnish the information asked for in the last part of the question.