§ Mr. Thornton
asked the President of the Board of Trade the current rate of duty levied by the United Kingdom on imports of cotton yarn and cloth from the German Federal Republic, France, Italy, Belgium, Holland, and Luxembourg; and the corresponding rates of duty levied by these countries on imports of cotton yarn and cloth from the United Kingdom.
§ Mr. P. Thorneycroft
In the United Kingdom, the m.f.n. duty on yarn wholly of cotton is 7½ per cent. and on cloth wholly of cotton, in the piece, and not containing any lace, embroidery, etc., is is 17½ per cent.
The following table shows the current rates of duty on cotton yarns and cotton fabrics in the countries referred to.