HC Deb 13 February 1981 vol 998 cc434-5W
Mr. Farr

asked the Secretary of State for Trade what have been the imports of knitted fabric, socks, underwear and outerwear from the United States of America in the latest available 12-month period; and how these compare with the previous 12 months.

Mr. Parkinson

The available information is as follows:

(£ thousand cif)
1979 1980x
Knitted or crocheted:
(a) fabrics 10,561 17,461
(b) stockings etc. (including socks) 346 556
(c) under garments 1,710 5,255
(d) outer garments 5,295 14,695


(i) figures correspond to the following SITC(R2) categories in the United Kingdom Overseas Trade Statistics: (a) Group 655. (b) Items 847.22 and 847.23 (part), (c) Group 846 excluding Sub-group 846.5, and (d) Group 845.

(ii) trade in elastic or rubberised under and outer garments of knitted or crocheted fabric can be identified only to a limited extent.

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