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asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will state the quantities of hose, stockings, and knitted underwear imported into the United Kingdom from Japan for the year ended 31st December, 1936, or the latest convenient date, and the approximate employment that would have been provided by the manufacture of those goods in this country?
Particulars of the imports are as follows. As regards the second part of the question, I regret that owing to the number of unknown factors, I cannot give an estimate.
|STATEMENT showing the quantity of certain descriptions of hosiery imported into the United Kingdom and registered during the year 1936 as consigned from Japan (including Formosa).|
|Description.||Quantity. Dozen pairs.|
|Knitted, netted or crocheted goods (hosiery)—|
|Stockings and hose—|
|Of cotton, or of which the chief value is cotton||905,197|
|Of wool, or of which the chief value is wool||22,698|
|Of silk, or of which the chief value is silk||3,877|
|Of artificial silk, or of which the chief value is artificial silk||1,718|
|Of cotton, or of which the chief value is cotton||622,800|
|Of wool, or of which the chief value is wool||4,876|
|Of other textile materials||150|