§ Mr. Grylls
asked the Secretary of State for Trade how many shops in England and Wales use self-service or self-selection sales methods.
§ Mr. Dell
For England and Wales the only official estimate relates to the number of self-service grocery shops, which in 1966 numbered 17,720. In that year564W
in the Official Report the quantity of imports, by volume, in 1974 and in 1975 from Hong Kong, South Korea and Taiwan for knitted garments in categories, tariff headings 60.04 and 60.05, in a comparable form to the quota figure in the MFA and allied agreements;
(2) if he will list in the Official Report the quantity of imports, by volume, in the first three months of 1976 and comparable figures for 1975, for knitwear tariff headings 60.04 and 60.05, in a comparable form to the quota figures in the MFA and allied agreements from Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea.
§ Mr. Dell,
pursuant to the reply [Official Report, 28th May 1976; Vol. 912, c. 470], gave the following information:
such shops accounted for 95 per cent. of the total of self-service shops in Great Britain. Similar information for 1971 will be available in due course from the census of distribution for that year.