§ 5. Mr. Osborne
asked the President of the Board of Trade how many dozens or what total weight of nylon stocking blanks made on flat frames were imported from both dollar and non-dollar areas as textile tissues for the years 1955, 1956 and 1957, respectively.
§ Mr. Osborne
Will my right hon. Friend make this information available? Manufacturers are not asking for protection; all they are asking is that the information should be available to them, so that they know where they stand. Will my right hon. Friend please see that the information is made available?
§ Sir D. Eccles
I am informed that it would be a difficult business for the Customs and Excise to make this information available, but if my hon. Friend would care to give me reasons justifying this extra work—which would be quite considerable—would certainly look at them.