HC Deb 27 February 1929 vol 225 c1971
60. Sir C. RAWSON

asked the President of the Board of Trade the quantity of roofing slates imported into this country from foreign countries during the year 1928 and the value?

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

The total imports into the United Kingdom of slates for roofing, consigned from foreign countries, amounted during the year 1928 to 43,481 tons, of a declared value of £290,121.


How many British workmen have been thrown out of work by the importation of these foreign dates?


Does the hon. Gentleman know that in the West Highlands there are slate quarries which produce slates of infinitely better quality than any foreign slates?