§ Sir JOHN JARDINE
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he can give any recent statistics as to the exports of British-made boots and shoes, as to the imports of such articles from the United states of America, and as to the increase or decrease of either exports or imports?
§ The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. Buxton)
The exports of leather boots and shoes from the United Kingdom reached 1,088,000 dozen pairs last year, of a declared value of £3,030,000. These figures, which are the largest recorded, represent an increase of nearly a quarter of a million dozen pairs, and over a quarter of a million pounds sterling over the figures of 1909. The imports from the United States of America amounted to 70,000 dozen pairs, of a value of £358,000, a decrease of nearly 8,000 dozen pairs, and of £23,000 on 1909. Imports from other sources also declined. The increase in exports and decrease in imports has continued during the first two months of the current year.