§ Mr. MacANDREW
asked the President of the Board of Trade what were the amounts of imports of lace curtains for the following years: 1913, 1919, 1923 and 1924?
§ Sir B. CHADWICK
Separate particulars of the imports of lace curtains of cotton into the United Kingdom are not available for any period prior to 1st January, 1920. The declared values of lace curtains of cotton in the piece or net, made on curtain machines, imported during the years 1920, 1923 and 1924 have been as follow:
From 1st April, 1923, these particulars include imports into Great Britain, if any, from the Irish Free State. From the same date the direct foreign imports into the Irish Free State are excluded.
In £ 1920 94,766 1923 24,036 1924 29,018