§ 21. Mr. CHORLTON
asked the President of the Board of Trade what applications have been made by the textile trade for limitation of imports by quota or higher duty on Japanese manufactured goods coming into this country?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
Requests for protection against Japanese competition have been received in respect of several classes of textile goods, including silk goods, hosiery and shirts; and I intend to receive a deputation from the Silk Association of Great Britain and Ireland and from certain other organisations on this matter in the near future.
§ Brigadier-General Sir HENRY CROFT
Is it a fact that last year there were 29,000,000 square yards of textile imports—cotton piece goods—which came in, an increase of 45 per cent. in two years?