HC Deb 21 January 1965 vol 705 cc120-1W
Mr. Shepherd

asked the President of the Board of Trade, if he will state the percentage increase in the imports of electrical machinery between 1959 and 1963 and between 1953 and 1963, respectively; and which industries were mainly responsible for the increase in this category of imports.

Mr. Redhead

The percentage in- creases were 91 and 575 respectively. The items mainly responsible for the increases were electric power machinery and switchgear, telecommunications apparatus and domestic electric equipment.