§ 29. Mr. ALBERY
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will state the value of the newspaper printing machinery imported into this country during the years 1928, 1929, and 1930?
§ Mr. W. GRAHAM
The imports of newspaper printing machinery, as such, are not separately recorded in the trade returns of the United Kingdom. The total declared value of newspaper, letterpress and lithographic machines and parts thereof imported into the United Kingdom during the years 1928, 1929 and 1930 was £714,920, £881,652 and £1,009,696, respectively, and the total imports of typesetting machines and parts thereof during the same years amounted to £115,870, £123,578 and £167,038, respectively.
§ Mr. ALBERY
Can the right hon. Gentleman say approximately where the bulk of these imports comes from?
§ Mr. JAMES HUDSON
Is my right hon. Friend aware that a considerable part of this machinery has been absorbed by newspapers engaged in a propaganda against foreign imports?