§ Mr. W. GUINNESS (for Sir Gilbert Parker)
asked the President of the Board of Trade what were the imports of lead in ore and base bullion into the. United States for the year 1908, and what was the value of the whole importation; and from what country or countries the lead was imported?
§ The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. Churchill)
The imports of lead in ore and base bullion into the United States during the year ended 30th June, 1908, which is the latest period for which I have particulars, amounted to 83,780 tons of a declared value of £868,155. Of the total amount 81,750 tons were imported from Mexico, 1,575 tons from British North America, and the remainder from other unspecified countries.