HC Deb 03 February 1908 vol 183 c504
MR. RUSSELL REA (Gloucester)

To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will state what is the value of British imports and the value of exports of British produce in the year 1907, calculated according to the Board of Trade index number on the basis of 1873 values, on the assumption that the average value of articles of our import and export trade have followed the course of general prices, excluding ships from the figures of exports in 1907.

(Answered by Mr. Lloyd-George.) On the assumption suggested by my hon. friend the figures would be as follows. I take, of course, no responsibility for the correctness of the assumption:—

had been injured. In the great majority of these cases the alleged injury consisted in the deterioration of the cattle through overdriving, which caused lameness or exhaustion. In one instance one of the cattle was found dead from exhaustion. In another case some sheep were painted green. In another the tails of three bullocks were cut, but in this instance the drive is stated to have been due to a family dispute and not to the anti-grazing agitation. Claims for compensation were made in twenty-two cases. In seven of these compensation has been granted; eleven claims are pending, and four have been dropped. In no case has an owner received personal injury. In two cases police patrols were assaulted.