§ 12. Mr. H. WILLIAMS
asked the President of the Board of Trade what percentage of the retained imports into the United Kingdom during 1926 were dutiable goods; and what percentage of the imports of foodstuffs and manufactures respectively, were dutiable in 1926 and, for comparison, the corresponding figures for 1913?
The information desired by my hon. Friend for the year 1926 is not yet available. But he will find particulars on these lines given for 1925 and other years, including 1913, at page 453 of the recent volume, "Factors in Industrial and Commercial Efficiency."
That is so. I have not got the figures which my hon. Friend requires, but if he will wait until publication of Vol. II of the Annual Statement in the autumn, he will find the information he is now seeking.
§ Mr. WILLIAMS
May I ask why an important document like this does not contain information laser than 1983, when it is rendered out-of-date owing to the changes which took place in 1925.
Obviously, I have no control over what the Balfour Committee does. They publish such information as is available.