HC Deb 17 December 1975 vol 902 cc672-3W
Mr. Wigley

asked the Secretary of State for Industry what was the volume of production of artificial fibres in the United Kingdom last year; and what proportion of this production came from Wales.

Mr. Carmichael

Production of man made fibres in 1974 was as follows:

'000 metric tons
"Artificial" (viscose and acetate) 231.5
Synthetic* 396.1
Total 627.6
Separate figures for Wales are not available.
* Fibres or filaments produced from polymers built up from chemical elements or compounds.

Source: Man Made Fibres Producers' Committee.

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