HC Deb 17 May 1927 vol 206 c959

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he can give any figures to show whether the imports of foreign-made joinery for house building purposes has increased in recent years as compared with pre-war years?


The answer includes a table of figures, and my hon. Friend will perhaps agree to my circulating it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer:

Value of imports in recent years of builders' woodwork (window-frames, doors, etc.), and of the corresponding imports in years immediately preceding the War:

Period. Declared-value of Imports.
Annual Average. £
1911–1913 169,000
1922 235,000
1923 377,000
1924 706,000
1925 1,087,000
1926 1,430,000

The official description of the imports whose value for 1911–1913 is shown above, was, "House-frames, Fittings, and Joiners' Work."