HC Deb 17 July 1980 vol 988 c637W
Mr. Latham

asked the Secretary of State for Trade how many countries' exports to the United Kingdom are subject to restrictions, either formal or informal, in the case of (a) clothing and (b) footwear, other than rubber and canvas; and which are the countries in each case.

Mr. Parkinson

I shall reply to my hon. Friend as soon as possible.

Q1 1979 Q1 1980
£ million Million square metres £ million Million square metres
United Kingdom manufacturers' sales 159.9 40.9 152.1 37.0
Imports 33.9 5.0 38.5 7.3
Exports 38.7 7.0 41.1 6.5
Home market sales 155.1 38.9 149.5 37.8


United Kingdom manufacturers' sales are based of figures published in Business Monitor PQ 419 and include estimates for the sales of firms too small to be included in the inquiries. Imports and exports are taken from the Overseas Trade Statistics.

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