§ 13. Mr. FENBY
asked the President of the Board of Trade what were the total values of imports into the United Kingdom of raw materials from the self-governing Dominions, other British Possessions, and all foreign countries in 1923 and 1924, respectively; what was the value of our re-exports of such produce; and what were the proportions of raw materials derived from each of these sources and retained for home consumption in the United Kingdom?
§ Sir P. CUNLIFFE-LISTER
This answer also contains a table of figures, which I would propose to insert in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Following is the answer:
§ The following statement, which has been compiled from the Annual Statement of the Trade of the United Kingdom for 1923, relates to the class of "Raw Materials and Articles Mainly Unmanufactured":1097
|Country whence Consigned.||Total Imports in 1923.||Re-Exports in 1923.||Net Imports Retained in 1923.|
|Thousand £.||Thousand £.||Thousand £.||Per cent.|
|Irish Free State (April—December only)||1,331||67||1,264||0.5|
|Union of South Africa||10,351||5,425||4,926||1.9|
|Other British Possessions||27,173||12,344||14,829||5.7|
§ Corresponding particulars for the year 1924 are not yet available.