§ MR. REMNANT
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that according to the Board of Trade Returns the consignments of glass and glassware from Austria-Hungary to the United Kingdom amounted to £116,433 in 1904, and £175,913 in 1905, whereas according to the official Austrian Returns exports to the United Kingdom amounted to £354,000 in 1904, and £294,000 in 1905; and whether he can explain the discrepancy in these two sets of figures.
§ MR. LLOYD-GEORGE
The figures are correctly quoted by the hon. Member from the official Returns. From an examination which has been made of the Austro-Hungarian and German trade statistics, the explanation of the discrepancy would appear to be mainly that a good deal of Austro-Hungarian glass is really consigned to the United Kingdom from Germany. The countries from which goods are consigned are not in all cases the countries of actual origin.