§ MR. BLACK
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies what was the amount of German exports to Canada in 1897, as compared with the amount in 1902, as also the amount of Canadian exports to Germany in the same years; and if he will estimate the total extra duty paid on Canadian exports to Germany in 1902, as compared with what would have been paid had Germany retained Canada as entitled to most-favoured-nation treatment.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES (Mr. J. CHAMBERLAIN) Birmingham, W.
The value of German exports to Canada for home consumption in the official year 1897 amounted to $6,493,368, and in 1902 to $10,919,994, of which the value of sugar amounted to $2,390,239 in 1897, and to $3,655,570 in 1902. The value of the exports of Canadian produce to Germany in 1897 was $764,589, and in 1902 $1,298,654. The Canadian official year terminates on 30th June. It is impossible to form an estimate of the amount of the extra duty actually paid on Canadian produce as compared with what would have 865 been paid if Canada had received most-favoured-nation treatment in Germany.
§ [No answer was returned.]