West Indies and Malay States (Japanese Cotton Goods).

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce. – in the House of Commons at on 4 May 1938.

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Photo of Mr Roland Robinson Mr Roland Robinson , Blackpool

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware that Japanese firms are importing into the West Indies large quantities of four-yard lengths of printed spun-viscose rayon fabric made up as bedspreads, to which the quota does not apply, and that after importation these bedspreads are unpicked and the resulting cloth-lengths are made up into dress goods; and what steps does he propose to take to prevent the evasion of the general quota restrictions upon Japanese cloth imports into the West Indies, which is having an adverse effect on the Lancashire cotton industry?