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Waste Management

Volume 975: debated on Wednesday 5 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry what is the present membership of the Waste Management Advisory Committee, the subjects at present being examined and the number of meetings which have taken place during 1979.

TABLE 1
PRODUCTION OF WOOL, HAIR AND MAN-MADE FIBRE TOPS
'000 tonnes
1952*1960196719721978
United Kingdom104·8161·8120·0121·091·8
German Federal Republic21·153·230·780·054·3
France56·9102·9105·6169·0126·9
Italy32·466·2115·9†208·9256·6
United States of America87·475·0108·271·443·8
Japan40·198·7*139·3*147·3*80·3*
* Excludes man-made fibre tops.
† Change in basis of figures from 1967.
1979 figures not yet available on a consistent basis.
Figures include production of carded sliver and man-made fibre tow converted to top without combing. Production of man-made fibre tops outside the wool industry are included for the United Kingdom and United States.
Source: Annual report on Wool Statistics by the Commonwealth Secretariat, International Wool Study Group and International Wool Textile Organisation.
TABLE 2
PRODUCTION OF WOOLLEN AND WORSTED YARNS BY THE WOOL TEXTILE INDUSTRY*
'000 tonnes
19521960196719721978
United Kingdom206·4247·9225·7230·7183·4
German Federal Republic90·0118·1102·4139·9125·8
France110·1142·9126·6155·1136·4
Italy104·0194·6265·3‡380·6503·7
United States of America307·0305·7368·2426·1
Japan68·5134·9164·4196·4109·4
* Including yarns of other fibres and mixtures.
† Not available.
‡ Change in basis of figures from 1967.
1979 figures are not yet available on a consistent basis.
Source: Annual report on Wool Statistics by the Commonwealth Secretariat, International Wool Study Group and International Wool Textile Organisation.