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Ladies' Beachwear (Imports)

Volume 465: debated on Tuesday 24 May 1949

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73.

asked the President of the Board of Trade why ladies' beachwear is being imported from the United States of America; and whether these articles cannot be made in the United Kingdom, thus saving dollars.

These imports take place under the token import scheme, which permits manufacturers in the United States and certain other overseas countries to send to the United Kingdom 20 per cent. by value of their pre-war trade in certain goods, including women's dresses.