HC Deb 30 April 1929 vol 227 cc1362-3

asked the President of the Board of Trade the value in sterling of all produce and manufactures exported from the United Kingdom to China during the first quarter of 1929 or, if that information is not available, for January and February, 1929; and what, in either case, are the figures for the corresponding period of 1928?


The answer takes the form of a table of figures; and, with the permission of the hon. Member, I will circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer:

new capital involved in the development of the silk industry, the motor-car industry, and the motor-tyre industry, since the introduction of the respective duties upon silk, motor cars, and motor tyres?


Complete information is not available, but statements have appeared in the Press, since the imposition or re-imposition of the relevant duties, regarding the formation of 18 artificial silk companies and three motor car and three motor tyre companies; and the establishment, or projected establishment, of 22 silk and artificial silk factories and 11 motor car and five motor tyre factories. These figures refer to new factories and do not include extensions of existing factories. I am not able to state the amount of new capital involved in the development of these industries since the imposition or re-imposition of the duties.

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