HC Deb 24 October 1912 vol 42 cc2398-9W

asked the total number of silk spindles in Germany and the United Kingdom respectively?


The number of spindles employed in making spun and net silk yarn in Germany in 1907 is officially returned as 137,236. Complete information with reference to silk spindles in the United Kingdom is not available, but such information as was obtained in connection with the census of production for the year 1907 suggests that the aggregate number may probably be between 450,000 and 500,000.