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 Major Henry Procter Major Henry Procter , Accrington

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his attention has been called to imports into the West Indies of large quantities of printed four-yard lengths of spun-viscose rayon fabric made up as bedspreads, which are then unpicked and the resulting cloth lengths made up into dress goods, and that this type of importation is nullifying the quota restrictions upon Japanese cloth imports into the West Indies and so competing with British cotton prints to the detriment of the cotton industry; and what action he proposes to take?