HC Deb 02 November 1959 vol 612 c26W
Mr. Dodds

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware of the concern arising from the rapidly increasing number of sewing machines being imported into this country, particularly from countries with low wages; and what applications he has received from manufacturers with regard to restriction of imports.

Mr. Maudling

I am aware of the concern about imports of sewing machines, and the Board of Trade has received representations from the British Association of Sewing Machine Manufacturers on the subject.