82. Mr. F. HALL (Dulwich)
asked the President of the Board of Trade the total value of motor vehicles and parts of such vehicles imported into this country in each of the three years ended 31st March, 1914; and the value of cars and parts of cars manufactured in this country exported in the same year?
§ Mr. BURNS
The total value of cars and parts of cars thereof imported into the United Kingdom amounted to £6,382,000 in the twelve months ended 31st March, 1912, to £7,266,000 in 1912–13, and to £7,898,000 in 1913–14. The total value of motor cars and parts thereof of United 1780 Kingdom manufacture exported from this country to all destinations amounted to £3,260,000 in 1911–12, to £3,834,000 in 1912–13, and to £4,324,000 in 1913–14.
Mr. F. HALL
Does the right hon. Gentleman think it would be detrimental to the manufacturers of motor cars or to the artisans they employ if an import duty were placed on these foreign articles?