§ Mr. Shepherd
asked the President of the Board of Trade, if he will state the percentage increase in the imports of rubber manufactures between 1959 and 1963 and between 1953 and 1963, respectively; and which items were mainly responsible for the increase in this category of imports.
§ Mr. Redhead
The percentage increases were 83 and 522 respectively. The items mainly responsible for the increases were tyres and tubes, and rubber footwear.