HC Deb 29 March 1934 vol 287 c2143W

asked the President of the Board of Trade the total number of cotton mills in Japan, giving also separate figures for spinning and weaving, together with their total spindleage and loomage for the years 1920 and 1933?

Lieut.-Colonel COLVILLE

Particulars of the number of mills owned by members of the Japan Cotton Spinners' Association in 1920 and 1933, with the numbers of spindles and looms in such mills, are given below. The figures are believed to include all the spinning mills in Japan. Precise information is not available regarding the number of weaving mills and number of looms owned by firms not members of the Association.

1920. 1933.
Number of mills 201 267
Number of spindles 4,061,580 8,209,314
Number of looms 53,622 81,552