HC Deb 15 February 1927 vol 202 c727

asked the President of the Board of Trade the rate of freight, per measurement ton, on cotton piece goods shipped to East African ports from British, Japanese, and United States ports, respectively?


With my hon. Friend's permission, I will circulate the information he desires in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the information:

I am informed that the rates of freight per measurement ton on cotton piece goods shipped to East African ports are as follow:

From British ports to all East African ports except Beira.
s. d.
For native use only, value not greater than £100 per ton 57 6
If value greater than £100 70 0
Ordinary cotton piece goods other than above 100 0

The above rates subject to 10 per cent, deferred rebate.

Beira.—All at 107s. 6d. per ton, less 10 per cent, rebate.

From Japanese ports.
s. d.
Crepe, drill, flannel, sheeting, towelling 70 4
Other cotton goods 80 5

From United States of America ports.
s. d.
All cotton piece goods 94 8

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