HC Deb 27 July 1982 vol 28 cc477-8W
Mr. Nicholas Winterton

asked the Minister for Trade what proportion of textile products consumed in the United Kingdom are imports from non-Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries.

Mr. Peter Rees

It is estimated that, in terms of value, import penetration of textile products from non-OECD countries in 1980 was as follows:

Per cent.
Textiles 8
Clothing 16
Textiles and clothing 11

Textiles and clothing are defined as products classified to minimum list headings 411–429 and 441–449 respectively of the Standard Industrial Classification (Revised 1968). Figures are not yet available for 1981 because of last year's Civil Service strike.