HC Deb 04 December 1956 vol 561 c99W
Mr. H. Wilson

asked the President of the Board of Trade to state the exports of cotton piece-goods, in million square yards, from the United Kingdom to India and from India to the United Kingdom in 1954 and 1955, respectively.

Mr. P. Thorneycroft

Following are the figures:

Million square yards
1954 1955
Imports from India of woven cotton fabrics of standard type* 132.7 136.4
Exports to India of woven cotton fabrics of standard type (excluding fents) 3.3 6.5
* NOTE.—Imports of cotton fabrics from India consist almost entirely of grey cloth, of which a proportion is re-exported after processing.