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Leather And Fabric Gloves

Volume 237: debated on Friday 4 April 1930

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asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will supply complete quarterly average figures of production, since the second quarter of 1929, in the leather and fabric glove industry, and prices in the same industry, for the years 1924 to 1929, inclusive.

As regards production, I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the reply given on 1st April to the hon. and gallant Member for Bournemouth (Sir H. Croft). Complete information as to prices is not available, but, according to information supplied by the Joint Industrial Council for the Glove Making Industry, the wholesale prices of representative samples of gloves show a, fall ranging from 0 to 17 per cent. in 1929 as compared with 1924. It may be noted that the index number of general wholesale prices prepared by the Board of Trade shows a fall of 18 per cent. in 1929 as compared with 1924.