HC Deb 03 December 1920 vol 135 c1615W
Sir J. D. REES

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware of the absolute dependence of the important hosiery industry upon the latch needle industry, to save which from German competition a tariff of 25 per cent. is absolutely necessary; that the provision of such protection can in no case be postponed to the protection of the dye industry without disaster; and will he therefore undertake to deal collectively and immediately with this matter?

EXPORTS OF WEARING APPAREL of Home manufacture from the United Kingdom to Russia, registered during the year 1913.
Export List Description. Unit of Quantity Quantity. Value.
Apparel: £
Waterproofed by any process 4,706
Not waterproofed:
Of wool: Men's or boys' clothing 1,864
Other sorts 2,569
Unenumerated 3,699
Boots and shoes:
Wholly or mainly of leather Dozen pairs 1,583 10,489
Wholly or mainly of rubber Dozen pairs 26 70
Of other materials Dozen pairs 5 9
Cotton: Gloves
Cotton hosiery:
Stockings and socks Dozen pairs 734 787
Other sorts 884
Hats and bonnets, trimmed or untrimmed:
Felt Dozen 1,365 3,905
Straw Dozen 1,263 2,292
Other sorts Dozen 138 594
Leather gloves Dozen pairs 477 813
Woollen hosiery:
Stockings and socks Dozen pairs 2,091 1,436
Other sorts 3,016
Woollen shawls Number 7,568 897
Total Value 38,030