HC Deb 10 December 1946 vol 431 c196W
76. Mr. Hurd

asked the President of the Board of Trade how many sheets made in the United Kingdom were exported in the first nine months of this year to countries other than the U.S.A.; and how many were distributed to meet the home demand.

Mr. Belcher

During the first eight months of this year, the latest period for which information is available, 3,051,000 pairs of cotton and linen sheets were manufactured for the home market. In the same period, 137,855 pairs were exported to countries other than the U.S.A., the corresponding figure for the nine months being 186,214 pairs.