HC Deb 19 February 1924 vol 169 cc1508-9
13. Mr. A. M. SAMUEL

asked the President of the Board of Trade the value of United Kingdom produce exported to Russia during 1913, and how much of that total was represented by wholly and partly manufactured goods and how much by unmanufactured?


The declared value of exports of United Kingdom produce and manufactures registered in the year 1913, as consigned to the Russia of that date, was £18,102,683. This amount includes £10,255,028, the value of articles classed as wholly or mainly manufactured, and £5,424,048, the value of articles classed as raw materials or mainly unmanufactured.


Is it thought that the restoration of our Russian export trade in manufactured goods to the figure for 1913, about £10,000,000, is really going to have any effect upon unemployment in this country?


I am sorry that I cannot give any opinion as to what people may think. I, myself, have not been able to form any judgment on the subject.

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