Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Footwear Imports.

32.

asked the Minister for Finance if he will state separately in respect of footwear imported in each of the last three years (a) under licence and (b) under quota (i) the country of origin, (ii) the quantity and (iii) the value, distinguishing between women's, men's, and children's footwear and also distinguishing between leather, rubber and synthetic footwear.

Statistics relating to imports of footwear are not recorded in the exact form specified in the question. The available information is set out in a tabular statement which, with your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, I propose to circulate with the Official Report.

Following is the statement:

(A) Footwear imported under licence.

1. Footwear with soles and uppers of rubber or rubber coated fabric.

Year

1966

1967

1968

Country of Origin

Quantity (dozen pairs)

Value

Quantity (dozen pairs)

Value

Quantity (dozen pairs)

Value

£

£

£

Great Britain

1,036

13,799

1,049

16,033

1,303

21,547

The Six Counties

12

194

Canada

8

232

107

1,575

41

1,785

Czechoslovakia

42

287

50

714

64

973

France

195

2,107

15

761

3

212

Germany (Federal Republic)

84

1,913

23

535

Italy

26

739

Netherlands

20

85

Poland

2

8

Sweden

49

1,188

48

1,350

82

2,337

U.S.A.

1

19

II. Footwear with soles and uppers of plastic or plastic coated fabric.

Year

1966

1967

1968

Country of Origin

Quantity (dozen pairs)

Value

Quantity (dozen pairs)

Value

Quantity (dozen pairs)

Value

£

£

£

Great Britain

715

1,933

1,964

2,991

8,450

14,182

The Six Counties

45

96

Belgium

12

43

France

1

16

Germany (Federal Republic)

7

44

8

101

43

625

Italy

6

75

Japan

11

142

Netherlands

97

319

163

849

130

519

Sweden

33

239

22

209

(B) Footwear imported under licence and quota.

III. Footwear, other than footwear at I and II, with soles of rubber, artificial plastic material, leather or composition leather—Boots.

Year

1966

1967

1968

Country of Origin

Quantity (dozen pairs)

Value

Quantity (dozen pairs)

Value

Quantity (dozen pairs)

Value

£

£

£

Great Britain

863

21,045

944

25,406

692

20,380

The Six Counties

2

72

10

113

89

871

Austria

6

373

Czechoslovakia

639

10,916

824

15,637

1,163

24,929

France

761

13,317

701

12,486

759

14,949

Germany (Federal Republic)

90

1,840

87

2,679

36

1,236

Italy

35

871

65

2,477

27

2,313

Netherlands

1

71

5

81

Poland

24

458

Portugal

5

300

Spain

39

617

Switzerland

2

142

13

992

IV. Footwear, other than footwear at I and II, with soles of rubber, artificial plastic material, leather or composition leather—Slippers.

Year

1966

1967

1968

Country of Origin

Quantity (dozen pairs)

Value

Quantity (dozen pairs)

Value

Quantity (dozen pairs)

Value

£

£

£

Great Britain

406

3,703

408

4,401

707

7,865

France

6

113

Hong Kong

1

2

22

137

Italy

12

88

8

297

32

1,618

Netherlands

52

242

Switzerland

12

493

Uruguay

42

569

V. Footwear, other than footwear at I and II with soles of rubber, artificial plastic material, leather, or composition leather.

Shoes, sandals, bootees, etc. —Men's and boys'.

Year

1966

1967

1968

Country of Origin

Quantity (dozen pairs)

Value

Quantity (dozen pairs)

Value

Quantity (dozen pairs)

Value

£

£

£

Great Britain

3,064

81,586

3,004

87,632

2,969

101,902

The Six Counties

97

2,911

63

1,832

61

1,884

Austria

17

972

Belgium

3

60

Czechoslovakia

52

860

412

8,280

France

25

676

57

1,915

65

1,197

Germany (Federal Republic)

96

3,194

95

2,760

168

5,383

Italy

535

18,212

483

19,949

506

23,395

Netherlands

79

341

Poland

1

4

1

9

Portugal

18

857

Spain

13

294

68

2,353

Switzerland

1

74

145

7,908

98

7,104

USA

11

52

1

70

VI. Footwear, other than at I and II with soles of rubber, artificial plastic material, leather or composition leather. Shoes, sandals, bootees, etc. —Women's and girls'.

Year

1966

1967

1968

Country of Origin

Quantity (dozen pairs)

Value

Quantity (dozen pairs)

Value

Quantity (dozen pairs)

Value

£

£

£

Great Britain

6,181

130,732

7,124

139,116

5,867

138,127

The Six Counties

67

1,205

50

1,420

28

863

Austria

9

588

Belgium

10

59

4

80

22

664

Cyprus

16

389

Czechoslovakia

187

3,256

3

30

Denmark

19

756

8

566

France

427

14,071

364

14,022

414

18,878

Germany (Federal Republic)

503

14,282

310

9,654

117

4,602

Hungary

4

77

Italy

3,364

98,234

3,093

108,908

3,965

132,293

Japan

8

108

Netherlands

495

2,907

445

1,863

368

2,512

Portugal

27

1,042

60

2,601

Spain

4

104

268

7,775

454

12,344

Sweden

119

1,036

Switzerland

358

14,474

304

14,544

267

13,831

Uruguay

37

599

USA

18

340

1,090

7,688

10

215

VII. Footwear with outer soles of wood or cork.

Year

1966

1967

1968

Country of Origin

Quantity (dozen pairs)

Value

Quantity (dozen pairs)

Value

Quantity (dozen pairs)

Value

£

£

£

Great Britain

167

1,933

6

146

32

731

Denmark

1

12

2

34

Germany (Federal Republic)

40

433

43

176

Netherlands

27

132

Sweden

50

597

46

325

22

69

VIII. Footwear with outer soles of other materials.

Year

1966

1967

1968

Country of Origin

Quantity (dozen pairs)

Value

Quantity (dozen pairs)

Value

Quantity (dozen pairs)

Value

£

£

£

Great Britain

799

5,422

654

5,828

365

4,851

Belgium

6

18

France

20

87

Italy

212

2,341

13

258

Japan

310

614

Netherlands

13

51

74

316

Spain

257

787

Sweden

12

270

USA

2

39