HC Deb 01 December 1931 vol 260 cc918-9
22. Lieut.-Colonel Sir FREDERICK HALL

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the Government of Yugoslavia have promulgated a new Act prohibiting the importation of goods which can he produced in that country; if he will state what were the principal classes of goods exported to Yugoslavia from Great Britain in 1930–31 and their approximate value; and what was the value of the goods imported from Yugoslavia in the same year?


As the answer is somewhat long I will, with my hon. Friend's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the Yugoslavia Government is under the control of the French Government and will he made representations to the French Government on the subject?

Following is the answer:

Enquiries made of His Majesty's Legation at Belgrade indicate that no law exists in Yugoslavia imposing a general prohibition on the importation of goods which can be produced in that country. As regards the second and third parts of the question, United Kingdom exports to Yugoslavia in 1930 were to the total value of £1,159,000 approximately, the principal classes included being cotton yarns and piece goods, valued at about £380,000; coal, coke and manufactured fuel, about £144,000; and machinery and parts thereof, about £99,000. Imports into the United Kingdom from Yugoslavia were to the total value of about £708,000 during the same period.