HC Deb 17 July 1967 vol 750 cc199-200W
Mr. Thornton

asked the President of the Board of Trade what was the total of imports of cotton cloth and cotton made-up articles in the first quarter of 1967 expressed as a percentage of United Kingdom production of cotton cloth for the same period; and what were the comparable figures for 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963 and 1962.

Mr. Jay

In the first quarter of 1967 the percentage in terms of square yards of cloth is estimated at 104 per cent. Annual estimates for recent years are given in the table below. The figures of imports include imports for re-export and imports for further processing and subsequent export.

1962 62
1963 69
1964 81
1965 65
1966 76