HC Deb 23 July 1973 vol 860 c268W
Mr. David Clark

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many shuttleless looms were installed by firms in the British wool industry in each of the last five years; how many of these were imported; and how many were of British manufacture.

Mr. Anthony Grant

No information is available from official sources. According to information published in the Wool Industry Bureau of Statistics' Monthly Bulletin of Statistics for May 1971 there were 422 weaving machines installed and capable of operation as at 31st March 1971; of these 81 were of United Kingdom manufacture and 341 of foreign manufacture.