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:
UNITED KINGDOM TRADE WITH INDIA — 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.