§ DR. SHIPMAN
To ask the Secretary to the Board of Trade what were the amounts, respectively, for the year 1904 of wheat grown in the United Kingdom, the wheat imported into the United Kingdom from British Colonies and Possessions, and the wheat imported into the United Kingdom from foreign countries, showing how much came from each of the several countries, Colonies, and Possessions respectively.
(Answered by Mr. Bonar Law.) The estimated total produce of the wheat crop of the United Kingdom in 1904 was 4,740,000 imperial quarters. The total quantity of wheat imported into the United Kingdom during the calendar year 1904 from foreign countries amounted to 12,924,567 imperial quarters. The amount imported from British Colonies and Possessions was 9,891,350 imperial quarters. For more detailed information I must refer the hon. Member to the "Agricultural Statistics, 1901" [Cd. 2594], p. 88, and to the "Annual Statement of the Trade of the United Kingdom for 1904" [Cd. 2497], p. 211.