§ SIR MANCHERJEE BHOWNAGGREE (Bethnal Green, N.E.)
To ask the Secretary of State for India, in view of the fact that it is stated in the Board of Trade Return showing the Imports and Exports of the United Kingdom, dated 22nd June and presented recently to the House, that the imports into the United Kingdom fell from £32,234,000 in 1891 to £28,794,000 in 1902, whether the exports from India to other British possessions and to foreign countries have increased during the period; and, if so, by how much in each ease.
(Answered by Secretary Lord George Hamilton.) The Indian Trade Returns give the value of the exports of Indian produce and manufacture (excluding treasure) from India to British possessions and to foreign countries in 1891–2 and 1901–2, respectively, as follows:—
|(In tens of Rupees.)|
|To British possessions (excluding the United Kingdom)||20,789,000||26,392,000||5,603,000|
|To foreign countries||49,315,000||64,442,000||15,127,000|