HC Deb 14 January 1913 vol 46 c1890
74. Mr. FELL

asked if the right hon. Gentleman's attention has been called to the increase in the value of the imports into this country of motor cars, chassis, and parts of motor cars during the past year from £5,990,000 to £7,145,000; and if he can state what is the class or nature of the parts of motor cars imported which have increased so greatly, and if he can give any explanation of this increase?


These imports have increased to the extent stated by the hon. Member and nearly the whole of the increase has been in the imports of parts of motor cars. There is at present no official information available with regard to the nature of the parts in respect of which this increase has occurred. In view, however, of the growing magnitude of the figures, motor tyres, which have hitherto been included and formed a large element in the value of imported motor parts, are being separately distinguished in the Official Returns which will be published for the current year.