§ 62. Mr. CHARLES WILLIAMS
asked the President of the Board of Trade the amount of pilchards exported from this country in 1928 and 1929; to what countries do they go; and what import duty, if any, these countries put on them?
§ Mr. W. GRAHAM
The total quantity of pilchards exported from this country in 1929 was 72,974 cwts., valued at £117,900 (provisional figures). The corresponding figures for 1928 were 52,854 cwts., valued at £87,401. About 95 per cent. of these quantities went to Italy and the greater part of the remainder to the United States of America. The import duty on pilchards imposed by Italy is equivalent to about 1s. 7d. per cwt. gross, and that imposed by the United States of America, to about 4s. 8d. per cwt. net.