§ 1. Colonel WOODCOCK
asked the President of the Board of Trade the figures of the export trade of France for the years 1913, 1922, 1923, and 1924, respectively?
§ The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of TRADE (Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister)
The answer includes a number of figures, and, with the permission of my hon. and gallant Friend, I will have it circulated in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Colonel WOODCOCK
May I ask whether, in view of the growing prosperity of France, it is not desirable that we should press our reparation claims there?
§ Following is the answer:
§ The officially-recorded values of the merchandise (national and nationalised) exported from France in the years specified, with their approximate sterling equivalents, were as follows:
|Value of Exports.|
|Year.||Million francs.||Million £.|
§ For 1913 the sterling equivalent has been calculated at the par of exchange, and for other years at the average of the quoted rates.255
§ The particulars relate to France, exclusive of Alsace-Lorraine in 1913, and inclusive of Alsace-Lorraine in the later years.