HC Deb 16 April 1914 vol 61 c318
31. Mr. HUNT

asked what is the heading under which, in the Board of Trade Returns, asbestos-cement tiles come; and what was the value of asbestos-cement tiles imported last year?


Asbestos-cement tiles are included in the Official Trade Returns under the heading "Goods not enumerated or described in the Import List, manufactured wholly or in part." The value of asbestos-cement tiles imported in 1913 cannot be stated, but the value of the imports of asbestos manufactures of all kinds was £251,533.


Is there no way of finding out what quantity of asbestos-cement tiles are imported?


I am afraid not, under the Customs regulations; but it appears to be quite a small amount.