Mr. H. Wilson
asked the President of the Board of Trade to state the production of cotton yarn, in pounds, of rayon and of all other man-made fibres, in the United Kingdom for each year from 1951 to 1955, inclusive.
Mr. P. Thomeycroft
Production of cotton yarn and man-made fibres was as follows :
— Cotton Yarn Man-made Fibres* Single (including waste yarn) Doubled Million lb. Million lb. Million lb. 1951 967.7 273.8 384.0 1952 673.2 188.5 283.0 1953 792.0† 198.8† 419.3 1954 841.5 217.8 447.6 1955 747.3 200.4 471.8 * Figures for 1955 include all man-made fibres in commercial production. The figures for the earlier years are not available on a comparable basis and they relate to rayon and nylon only. † 53 weeks.
I regret that statistics of production of rayon and all other man-made fibres separately are not available.