HC Deb 10 February 1932 vol 261 c839

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has yet received intimations from any of the Colonies or Protectorates as to what action, if any, they intend to take to reciprocate the tariff preferences assured to them in connection with the new import duties?


I have already received messages from several Colonial Governors welcoming the new policy of the United Kingdom and promising consideration of measures which Colonies might take in return. It is too early for definite proposals to have been formulated. My hon. and gallant Friend

The following table shows the total quantities of beef, mutton and lamb of all kinds imported into the United Kingdom during the years 1913, 1930 and 1931, distinguishing the imports consigned from British and foreign countries, respectively.
Imports into the United Kingdom consigned from
Description. British Countries. Foreign Countries.
1913. 1930. 1931. 1913. 1930. 1931.
In Thousand cwts.
Beef 1,911 1,198 1,573 7,990 11,600 11,567
Mutton 3,924 1,462 1,655 1,492 1,098 725
Lamb 2,711 3,441 1,279 1,478
Note.—(1) The above figures for 1913 relate to the imports into the British Isles as a whole, while the figures for 1930 and 1931 relate to imports into Great Britain and Northern Ireland only. (2) The figures for 1931 are provisional.
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