§ 20. Mr. Anthony Greenwood
asked the President of the Board of Trade to state, in terms both of quantity and value the amount of cotton textiles exported from this country to the Argentine in each year from 1946 onwards.
§ The President of the Board of Trade (Mr. Peter Thorneycroft)
Since there are many figures in the answer, I will, with permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Mr. Greenwood
While I thank the right hon. Gentleman for that very helpful reply, may I ask whether he will not agree that the figures show that recently there has been a decline in these exports? Is he aware that there is a good deal of disappointment in Lancashire about the Government's failure to help industry in recent negotiations in the Argentine, and can he say whether the Government have any plans at all for arresting this decline in our exports to the Argentine?
Perhaps the hon. Gentleman will study the figures, which show that there has been a decline since 1949.
§ Following are the figures:
|UNITED KINGDOM EXPORTS TO ARGENTINE REPUBLIC|
|Cotton yarns and manufactures (except apparel, embroidery and cordage) Cotton yarns||£||3,301||14,206||448,115||762,892|
|Woven piece goods||£||388,919||935,218||1,528,756||1,941,731|
|Th. sq. yds.||3,600||6,305||10,109||10,769|
|Finished thread for sewing, crocheting, etc.||£||785,255||733,223||966,808||1,157,497|
|All other cotton manufac-tures. †||£||93,755||183,980||237,521||147,604|
|Cotton yarns and manufactures (except apparel, embroidery and cordage) Cotton yarns||£||320,882||25,920||270,582||3,552|
|Woven piece goods||£||734,952||185,851||35,615||13,578|
|Th. sq. yds.||3,639||782||114||43|
|Finished thread forsewing, crocheting, etc.||£||293,281||152,868||4,329||—|
|All other cotton manufac-tures.†||£||33,255||30,360||5,860||2,319|
|* First four months at an annual rate.|
|†Quantity not available.|