§ 22. Mr. ALBERY
asked the Secretary for Mines the value of refined petroleum products imported into this country during 1930, and the value of refined petroleum products produced in this country for the same period?
§ Mr. ISAAC FOOT
The declared value of the refined liquid petroleum products imported into this country during 1930 amounted to £42,160,187, according to the published trade returns. Home-produced and home-refined petroleum productions were about equal to 30 per cent. of the quantity of the imported products. 1669 I am unable to give an accurate figure for the value of the home produced and home refined products, but it would represent less than 30 per cent. of the value of the imported.
§ Mr. ALBERY
Are the Government considering the imposition of a duty on these products to facilitate regaining the trade balance?