HC Deb 25 May 1962 vol 660 cc81-2W
Mr. D. Jones

asked the President of the Board of Trade what was the total production, by number and by value, of the boot and shoe industry in 1961; and what percentages, by number and value, of this production were exported.

Mr. Erroll:

Total production of footwear, other than rubber footwear, in from Japan at current prices during the years 1952, 1956, 1958, 1960, and 1961; and if he will give the same figures for pottery, cotton goods and synthetic fibres and for Japanese imports into the United States of America.

Mr. Erroll:

I regret that information based on 1961 prices is not available. Details of the value of total United Kingdom imparts from Japan in the years concerned are available from Account IV of the appropriate December issues of the Trade and Navigation Accounts. For details of imports of pottery, cotton goods and synthetic fibres I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given to him on 5th February, 1962, about imports of manufactured goods from Japan. The values of Japanese imports into the United States of America are as set out in the following table.

1961 amounted to 161.2 million pairs; figures are not collected of the value of footwear produced. 8.7 million pairs were produced for export, accounting for 5.4 per cent. of production.

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