HC Deb 25 February 1929 vol 225 cc1556-7

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will give the figures of imported ladies' shoes from France, Germany, Belgium, and Czechoslovakia for the years ending 1926, 1927, and 1928, numbers and value?

The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. Herbert Williams)

The answer has been prepared in tabular form, and my hon. Friend will perhaps agree to my circulating it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.


Will the hon. Member draw attention to this question of "imported ladies"?

Following is the answer:

The following table shows the total number and declared value of women's boots and shoes, wholly or mainly of leather, imported into Great Britain and Northern Ireland and consigned from the undermentioned countries during each of the years, 1926, 1927 and 1926.

Country from which consigned. 1926. 1927. 1928.
Dozen Pairs.
Imports consigned from:
France 37,594 38,786 41,034
Germany 22,550 25,149 15,390
Belgium 26,427 46,848 51,981
Czechoslovakia 61,854 87,739 60,831
Declared Values (£).
Imports consigned from:
France 312,542 325,182 362,506
Germany 72,649 72,663 47,129
Belgium 172,070 270,671 345,248
Czechoslovakia 234,520 313,911 262,968