§ MR. WATT (Glasgow, Camlachie)
asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether it is a fact that exports from Trinidad to the United States of Venezuela show a reduction of over 50 per cent during April last, as compared with the same month in 1885?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES (Baron HENRY DE WORMS) (Liverpool, East Toxteth)
(who replied) said: I am informed that the exports from Trinidad 446 to Venezuela in April, 1885, amounted to £13,969; and in April, 1888, to £64,527. Deducting the exports of specie, the figures are £9,471 and £16,406 respectively; so that instead of a reduction of 50 per cent, as assumed in the hon. Member's Question, there has been an increase of nearly 500 per cent in the gross exports, and an increase of about 75 per cent in the exports excluding specie.