HC Deb 24 October 1950 vol 478 c326W
78. Mr. Shepherd

asked the President of the Board of Trade the percentage of cotton textile exports in the first part of 1950 as compared with 1937.

Mr. H. Wilson

The rate of export of cotton textiles in the first half of 1950 was 214 per cent. by value of the rate of export in 1937. In terms of volume, allowing for price increases, the rate of export this year was about half the 1937 rate.