HC Deb 03 May 1938 vol 335 cc672-3
2. Mr. Roland Robinson

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that grey cloth made from spun-viscose rayon is being imported from Poland into the United Kingdom in considerable quantities; that this cloth is finished and printed in the United Kingdom and is offered for sale in the British market at low prices so that buyers are purchasing these fabrics in preference to Lancashire cotton goods; and what steps he proposes to take to protect the Lancashire cotton industry from this Polish competition?

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

The only imports of this character from Poland in the first three months of this year of which I am aware amount to 4,702 square wards of mixed artificial silk fabrics, or less than 1 per cent. of our total imports of this material.

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