53. Mr. W. A. REDMOND
asked the total value of the imports from Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, respectively, into the United Kingdom during the last 523 five years, and the proportion of raw material and food supplies to manufactured articles?
With the hon. Member's permission, I will have a statement printed in the Votes giving the desired particulars for each of the years 1908 to 1911. Particulars for 1912 are not yet available.—[See Written Answers this date.]
Mr. W. A. REDMOND
Is the hon. Gentleman aware that by far the overwhelming majority of supplies from the Colonies are of raw material or foodstuffs, and, if that is the case, could any system of Colonial Preference be accepted without food taxes?