HC Deb 22 November 1968 vol 773 c353W
Sir G. de Freitas

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that in the first seven months of this year the exports of men's leather footwear to the Soviet Union declined by 23 per cent. in value compared with the same months of last year; and what was the reason for this decrease.

Mr. Dell

Yes. Some seasonal fluctuation in exports to particular markets must be expected, especially with a fashion product. Figures for the first nine months of 1968 show a 9 per cent. decline compared with the same period in 1967.