HC Deb 26 July 1967 vol 751 c174W
Mr. Thornton

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will state the quantity of imported non-wool fabric bought by Government purchasing Departments in each of the three years 1964, 1965 and 1966; and what percentage of the total purchases this represented in each year.

Mr. Diamond

Pursuant to my reply of 7th July [OFFICIAL REPORT, Vol. 749, c.298], following is the information:

1964 1965 1966
Quantity, in thousand linear yards, of imported non-wool fabric purchased by Government Departments and the General Post Office 447 1,189 4,263
Percentage of the total quantity purchased represented by the above imported quantity 1.2% 2.7% 12.4%

The imports were mostly of unfinished fabrics for finishing in the United Kingdom.

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