§ 8. Mr. J. A. PARKINSON
asked whether any exports from Russia have reached these shores through the Black 396 Sea during the present year; if so, what is the total tonnage and total value of such Russian exports; and whether an increase of such trade is expected in the near future?
§ The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of TRADE (Sir A Geddes)
During the first eleven months of the present year, 11,605 tons of merchandise valued at £1,368,207, consigned from Russia and shipped from ports on the Black Sea, were registered as imported into the United Kingdom. There is reason to hope that, in the near future, there will be a considerable increase in this trade.
§ Sir A. GEDDES
No, not in heavy quantities. There have been one or two small parcels, more in the nature of samples, but there are internal difficulties in Russia which prevent grain export.