§ MR.HEDDERWICK (Wicks Burghs)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can state the total amounts of the export and import trades of the Samoan Islands, and the relative interests of Great Britain, America, and Germany therein?
THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE rent FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. ST. JOHN BRODIUCK, Surrey, Guildford)
The Consul's Report on the Trade of Samoa, published in April last, shows that the exports in 1897 were £47,839, and the imports £165,926. The relative interests 518 of Great Britain, America and Germany were as follows:—Exports: British Empire, £5,405; United States, £311; Germany, £10,861. Imports: British Empire, £34,754; United States, £16,826; Germany, £10,683.