HC Deb 08 November 1932 vol 270 cc174-5

asked the President of the Board of Trade what amount of fine china was imported into this country from foreign countries during the months of August, September, and October, 1931, and the amount imported during the same months of this year?


As the answer involves a number of figures, I will circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer:

Particulars of the imports of fine china, as such, are not separately recorded in the trade returns of the United Kingdom, but the following table shows the quantity and declared value of the total imports into the United Kingdom of translucent pottery, including all pottery known as china or porcelain, other than (a) porcelain for laboratory use or industrial purposes, and (b) electrical ware registered during the under-mentioned mouths as consigned from foreign countries:—
Month. Quantity. Declared Value.
1931. 1932. 1931. 1932.
Cwts. Cwts. £ £
August 3,653 1,902 17,844 9,416
September 5,273 2,493 23,976 11,124
October 4,757 (a) 24,970 (a)
(a) Particulars not yet available.