§ MR. SUMMERBELL
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade if he can state the amount of ship plates and tramway rails imported into this country from Germany and Belgium during the past year; their cost per ton, as also the cost per ton of similar material manufactured in this country; further, the amount of royalties per ton levied in the countries named, as compared with the royalties per ton levied in this country; and also as to whom the royalties are paid in each of the countries.
§ MR. CHURCHILL
I will have a statement printed in the Votes showing the quantity, value, and average value per ton of tram rails and iron and steel plates and sheets imported into the United Kingdom from Germany and Belgium in 1907. I have no official information as to the average cost of tramway rails, or ship plates manu- 273 factured in the United Kingdom, but I am appending to the printed statement some information as to the average declared values of our exports of those manufactures to all destinations. I have no information as to the extent to which royalties paid on the raw materials
|Statement showing the Quantity, Value, and Average Value per ton of Imported Tram Bails and Ship, &c., Plates and Sheets of Iron and Steel consigned to the United Kingdom from Germany and Belgium during the year 1907:—|
|Country whence Consigned to the United Kindgnom.||Quantity.||Value.||Average Value per ton.|
|Ship, Bridge, Boiler and other Plates and Sheets not under ⅛ inch thick.|
|Ship, Bridge, Boiler and other Plates and Sheets under ⅛ inch thick.|
|Tram Rails with grooved heads, for Tramways worked by horse or by mechanical power.|
§ NOTE.—There is no official information as to the average cost of the above articles manufactured in the United Kingdom, but the following statement shows the quantity, value, and average value per ton of tram rails and ship, &c, plates and sheets of iron and steel of British manufacture, exported from the United Kingdom to all destinations during the year 1907:—
|Quantity.||Value.||Average Value per ton.|
|Ship, Bridge, Boiler and other Plates and Sheets: Not under ⅛ inch thick||232,622||1,832,911||7||17||7|
|Under ⅛ inch thick||67,591||772,348||11||8||6|
|Tram Rails, with grooved heads for Tramways worked by horse or by mechanical power||4,077||69,284||16||19||11|
§ enter into the cost of manufacture of the finished articles.
§ The following statement [printed in the Votes] gives the information asked for by the hon. Member so far as it is avail able—