§ Mr. GRANT (for Mr. Douglas Hall)
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he can state the total value of the exports of manufactured cocoa and chocolate from this country for the year 1909–10; and whether he has any means of ascertaining the total amount of manufactured cocoa and chocolate supplied to the home market?
The total value of the exports of cocoa or chocolate ground, prepared, or manufactured in the United Kingdom in the year 1909–10 was £168,330, but this sum is exclusive of the value of the exports of confectionery containing chocolate, which amounted to £387,053. The value of the cocoa or chocolate ingredient in such confectionery cannot be stated. Some information with regard to the total output of cocoa and chocolate in the United Kingdom has been obtained under the Census of Production Act, and preliminary figures will be issued during the course of the year. It has not, however, been found possible to distinguish the output of confectionery containing chocolate of other classes of confectionery.