§ Mr. Wright
asked the President of the Board of Trade what was the value of imports into Great Britain of knitted outerwear for the quarters January to 103W March, April to June and July to September, 1967, and for the similar periods of 1966; if he will identify those countries whose exports to the United Kingdom of knitted outerwear have increased; and what action is contemplated to limit these.
§ Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu
Total imports of knitted outerwear from all sources were as follows:
£'000 1st Quarter 1966 3,783 1967 4,487 2nd Quarter 1966 3,029 1967 3,356 3rd Quarter 1966 4,837 1967 6,030
Taking the period January to September for both 1966 and 1967, the principal countries whose exports to the United Kingdom of knitted outerwear have increased are Austria, Denmark, Hong Kong, Irish Republic, Israel, Japan, Portugal, Sweden. No action to limit imports of knitted outerwear is contemplated.