HC Deb 01 June 1956 vol 553 cc27-8W
Mr. Thornton

asked the President of the Board of Trade the yardage of cotton cloth imported into the United Kingdom from India during 1955, and if he will express this as a percentage of the estimated production of cotton cloth in the United Kingdom during the same year.

Mr. P. Thorneycroft

One hundred and thirty-seven million square yards, equivalent to about 7 per cent. of United Kingdom production of cotton cloth.