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Volume 884: debated on Friday 24 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will publish in the Official Report the percentage penetration of the British market achieved by outerwear and underwear imports from Taiwan in each of the last five years.

Estimated penetration of the United Kingdom market by imports from Taiwan is as follows:

Underwear* Per cent.Outerwear Per cent.
1973 (first half)0·51·2
1974 (first half)0·61·3
* Includes shirts, nightwear and pantie-hose.
† Not readily available.