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Thursday, 28 March 1957


Mr Lawrence e asked the Minister for Trade, upon notice -

1.   What was the number of people employed in woollen mills in Australia in 1955 and in 19567

2.   What was the value of exports of blankets in each of those years?


Mr McEwen - The answers to the honorable member's questions are as follows: -

1.   My colleague, the Minister for Labour and National Service, informs me that the number of people employed in woollen mills in Australia on 15th June, 1955, was 21,381. The average number employed during the financial year 1954-55 was 21,844. No figures are yet available for 1956.

2.   The value of exports of blankets from Australia in 1956 was £7,407, and in 1955 the value of these exports was £10,929.







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