Woollen Goods (U.S.A. Quota)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 30 April 1959.

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Photo of Mr Charles Hobson Mr Charles Hobson , Keighley 12:00, 30 April 1959

asked the President of the Board of Trade (1) what representations have been made to the United States Government about the reduction of imports into that country of wool and woollen piece goods from Yorkshire;

(2) if he is aware of the hardship which will be caused to the Yorkshire woollen industry by the United States Government's action in reducing woollen imports; what action he is taking in this matter; and if he will make a statement.