HC Deb 28 April 1914 vol 61 cc1523-4

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the West-phalian Coal Syndicate, in Germany, grant a bonus of 2.50 Marks per metric ton on fuel destined for use in the manufacture of iron for export and obtained from the syndicate; whether the Pig Iron Syndicate, in Germany, grant an export bonus of 6.25 Marks per metric ton on pig iron bought from the syndicate and used for export; and whether the Boiled Wire Syndicate, in Germany, give 11.50 Marks per ton bonus on exported wire?


I would refer the hon. Member to the full statement on this subject given at page 655 of the "Board of Trade Journal" for the 12th March last, of which I am sending him a copy. He will see from this that the export bounties in question have been reduced from 2½ to 1½ Marks per ton in the case of coal, and from 6½ to 4¾ Marks per ton in the case of pig iron.