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Shirts

Volume 932: debated on Tuesday 24 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade how many non-cotton shirts were imported in 1974, 1975, 1976 and 1977 to date; and from what countries they came.

A complete country analysis could only be provided at disproportionate cost. Following is the

IMPORTS OF NON-COTTON SHIRTS
Thousands
1974197519761st Quarter 1977
Total imports of which:32,23638,21533,0529,705
Hong Kong17,10422,20921,3925,117
South Korea3,5044,9602,7341,716
Taiwan3,7394,4681,181618
Macao3255431,17242
China319938
Singapore106575727321
Portugal4,6272,076688222
Romania219302622101
Thailand382429344
Irish Republic798628398106
Poland100183386116
Italy262823339143
Philippines13333234
Israel22829730899
U.S. Oceania127048
Other countries1,1701,1291,135478
The 1976 and 1977 figures exclude certain knitted shirts made from fibres other than synthetic, but the number is thought to be small.

asked the Secretary of State for Trade what was the value of non-cotton shirts imported during 1974, 1975, 1976 and 1977 to

IMPORTS OF NON-COTTON SHIRTS
£'000
1st Quarter
1974197519761977
Total imports of which:27,59533,02939,99612,823
Hong Kong15,26018,78625,8007,249
South Korea2,6293,2792,6511,777
Macao3435101,31151
Singapore103632988371
Irish Republic1,2501,377972325
Taiwan1,5822,585970600
Italy4701,038932332
China615791
Israel488693771304
Portugal3,6981,804759290
Romania88229571117
France329587503110
Poland81179417149
U.S. Oceania233357
Philippines11316221
Other countries1,2571,3131,911870
The 1976 and 1977 figures exclude certain knitted shirts made from fibres other than synthetic, but the amount is thought to be small.