§ MR. MANSFIELD
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade will he state what was the total tonnage of British vessels trading with foreign countries for the years 1840,1850,1870, 1880,and 1900; also the same particulars as to the trading vessels of France, Germany, and the United States of America.
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
The information, so far as available, is contained in the annual Return of the Progress of Merchant Shipping (PP. 329 of 1902), in the Tables of pp. 7, 21, 24 and 28.