HC Deb 16 December 1952 vol 509 c148W
49. Mr. Awbery

asked the President of the Board of Trade the total quantity of nylon stockings produced in 1951 and to 1st December, 1952; and what proportion of them was for export.

Mr. H. Strauss

During the 53 weeks, 28th January, 1951, to 2nd February, 1952, 99.2 million pairs of nylon stockings were produced in the United Kingdom. The latest production figures available show that during the 26 weeks, 3rd February to 2nd August, 1952, 55.3 million pairs were produced. During these periods, 46 and 26 per cent. respectively of nylon stockings delivered by manufacturers were for export. Deliveries in the 13 weeks, 3rd August to 1st November, 1952, which is the latest period for which figures of deliveries are available, were at about the same rate as in the earlier period this year, but the proportion delivered for export increased to 31 per cent.