HC Deb 29 January 1953 vol 510 cc131-2W
38. Mr. Burden

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware of the development of crimp nylon in this country; and if he will introduce a controlled home selling price for hosiery made of this desirable yarn.

Mr. H. Strauss

I am aware that a small quantity of crimped nylon yarn is being produced in this country. The home selling price of nylon stockings, including those made from crimped yarn, is already controlled, and my right hon. Friend does not consider it necessary to extend price control to other types of hosiery made from this yarn.

47. Mr. Burden

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will give particulars of the quantities and destination of nylon yarn suitable for the manufacture of women's hosiery exported from the United Kingdom in 1952.

Mr. Mackeson

Exports of nylon yarn are not separately recorded in the official trade statistics. The great bulk of the yarn is sold to manufacturers in this country. For exports Australia is by far the most important market, and other markets include South Africa, the Irish Republic, New Zealand and the Scandinavian countries.