§ Colonel CLIFTON BROWN
asked the President of the Board of Trade what was the value per month of the articles covered by the Safeguarding of Lace and Embroidery Act that were imported during the three months immediately preceding the passing of that Act, and those imported for the same three months of the previous year?
§ Sir B. CHADWICK
The following statement shows the value of the aggregate imports, re-exports and net imports, registered during the months specified, of the following descriptions of goods: Cotton lace and plain net, and articles thereof (except embroidery); lace made wholly or partly of silk and articles thereof (except embroidery); embroidery and needlework (except linen embroidery) made by machinery on net and dissoluble fabrics:
Period. Imports Re-exports. Net Imports. 1924— £ £ £ April … 178,680 139,268 39,412 May … 215,817 178,692 37,125 June … 176,812 164,401 12,411 1925— April … 133,359 94,078 39,281 May … 153,962 99,419 54,543 June … 167,491 82,698 84,793 These figures do not include lace or embroidery forming part of made-up articles of apparel, or included in postal parcels.