§ 33. Mr. GODFREY COLLINS
asked the total value of goods manufactured in Great Britain in 1907, according to the Census of Production Act; the total value of net imports of manufactured goods for that year; and what percentage the total imports bear to the total value of goods manufactured in this country?
§ The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. Buxton)
The value, at the place of production, of the final products of the industries within the scope of the Census of Production, is calculated for 1907 at between 1,241 and 1,256 million 1178 pounds (exclusive of duties). The value of the net imports of manufactured food, drink and tobacco products in 1907 was £74,600,000, and that of net imports of completely manufactured goods, i.e., of goods other than those which were used in further processes of manufacture in the United Kingdom, was £49,700,000. These sums represent, respectively, about 6 per cent. and 4 per cent. of the value of the final products of industries in the United Kingdom just stated. For further particulars I may refer the hon. Member to pages 21 to 30 of the General Report on the Census of Production (Cd. 6320), in which the output of the United Kingdom, taken as a whole, is discussed.
Sir GILBERT PARKER
Has the right hon. Gentleman in his Department or can he secure information which would show what were the manufactured imports of Germany and of the United States, respectively, in relation to home manufactures.