§ Mr. GODFREY COLLINS
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he can state, according to the Census of Production Act, the total value of goods manufactured in Great Britain in the clothing, handkerchief, and millinery trades; and the total value of net imports and exports in this trade in 1907?
The total value at works of the output, so far as returned to the1202W Census of Production Office, of the clothing, handkerchief, and millinery trades (exclusive of caps, fur goods, rubber goods, and other goods made in clothing factories and workshops, but of kinds chiefly made in other trades) is estimated to have been between £63,000,000 and £64,000,000 sterling in the censual year. As stated in the Final Report of the Census of Production, this sum does not include the value of the work done by a large number of persons working on their own account or with only a very few assistants. The following particulars of exports and imports are available, exports being valued free on board and imports at port of landing:—
Exports. Imports. £ £ Apparel 5,634,000* 2,726,000* Embroidery and needlework † 1,980,000 Haberdashery 1,396,000 † * Including caps and canvas shoes. † Not shown separately.
The exports and imports of other goods included in the total value of production shown above are not shown separately in the Annual Statement of Trade. (See pages 392 and 393 of Cd. 6320.)