§ 40. Mr. LOUIS SMITH
asked the President of the Board of Trade the amount of Russian butter imported into 794 this country in the last six months to date, and the amount of British margarine exported to Russia in that period?
§ Mr. W. GRAHAM
During the five months ended 30th April, 1931, 7,007 cwt. of butter, valued at £34,455, were imported into the United Kingdom registered as consigned from the Soviet Union, and 128,195 cwt. of margarine, valued at £301,875, of United Kingdom manufacture, were exported from this country registered as consigned to the Soviet Union. The figures for the domestic exports of margarine to the Soviet Union during May have not yet been compiled, but I will send them to the hon. Member as soon as they are available, together with particulars regarding the imports of butter from the Soviet Union during May, which will be published on the 12th June in the "Accounts relating to Trade and Navigation of the United Kingdom."
§ Mr. MUGGERIDGE
Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether the Russian Government have asked to be informed of the conditions under which British margarine is made?