§ 11. Sir JOHN POWER
asked the President of the Board of Trade under 199 which heading in the Trade Returns the dutiable imports of pottery are included; and, if these are now separately classified, can he state what these imports have totalled during the last three months and during the corresponding period in 1926?
§ Sir P. CUNLIFFE-LISTER
The answer is rather long, and perhaps my hon. Friend will not object to my circulating it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Following is the answer:
§ The imports of dutiable pottery are included in the monthly Accounts relating to Trade and Navigation of the United Kingdom under the heading "China, including translucent pottery, and all pottery known as china or porcelain, other than electrical ware," and under the heading in the "Annual Statement of the Trade of the United Kingdom," reading "Other translucent pottery including all pottery known as china or porcelain not elsewhere specified" The total imports recorded under this latter heading in the three months August to October this year amounted to 13,358 cwts. valued at £78,443. The quantity of imported dutiable pottery retained for home consumption during these three months was 9,630 cwts. Owing to differences in classification I am unable to state what proportion of the imports in the corresponding three months of 1926 would have come under the present dutiable heading.