HC Deb 24 April 1951 vol 487 c39W
Mr. Osborne

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will give the relative figures for the main branches of the textile industry for 1938 and 1950 on the basis of which he calculates that neither production nor exports for 1950 had recovered to the extent of 1938.

Mr. Rhodes

I assume that this Question has arisen from a statement made by the then President of the Board of Trade during the debate on the Budget proposals on 16th April. This related solely to the cotton industry, and the relative figures are set out in the table below:

Unit 1938 1950
Cotton and cotton waste yarns Mn. lbs. 1,050 954
Woven cotton cloth Mn. lin. yds. 2,800 (a) 2,123
Cotton yarns Mn. lbs. 123 71
Woven cotton piece goods Mn. sq. yds. 1,368 822
(a) Estimated

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