HC Deb 31 July 1981 vol 9 cc637-8W
Mr. Nicholas Winterton

asked the Secretary of State for Trade what is the value of each of the following textile products that have been imported into the United Kingdom so far in the current year: trousers, jeans, shorts, men's and boys' shirts, blouses, other women's and girls' outer garments, knitted garments, jumpers, cardigans, pullovers, other outer garments, skirts and towels.

Mr. Parkinson

The information, which is available only for the month of January 1981, is as follows:

United Kingdom Imports—January 1981
Woven garmensts etc £ million cif
Trousers 4.1
Jeans 9.8
Men's and boys' breeches and shorts 0.3
Men's and boys' shirts 5.4
Women's, girls' and infants' blouses 3.7
Other women's, girl's and infants' outer garments (coats, jackets, suits, costumes, dresses, skirts, etc) 15.7
Towels (toilet and kitchen linen) 3.8
Knitted or crocheted garments, not elastic or rubberised
Jerseys, pullovers, slip-overs, twinsets, cardigans, bed-jackets and jumpers 12.4
Woven garmensts etc £ million cif
Other outer garments (including knitted skirts) and clothing accessories (other than gloves, stockings, etc) 10.9


United Kingdom Overseas Trade Statistics (SITC [Rev 2] Groups 843, 845, Sub-groups 842.3 and 844.1, and Items 658.45 and 658.46).