HC Deb 13 April 1933 vol 276 cc2725-6

asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department what assistance his Department is giving to the Anglo-Palestine Exhibition which will be held in the course of the year?

31. Mr. J. P. MORRIS

asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department what assistance the Government proposes to give to the Anglo-Palestine Exhibition?

what for the past five years has been the total value of Great Britain's exports to Palestine; and what has been the total import of Palestine goods into Great Britain in the same years?


During the five years 1928 to 1932 the declared value of the total imports into the United Kingdom of merchandise consigned from Palestine (including Trans-Jordan) was £6,753,000. Exports of United Kingdom produce and manufactures consigned to that country during the same period were valued at £4,734,000, and exports of imported merchandise at £134,000.


asked the President of the Board of Trade what has been the course of imports of cotton goods of United Kingdom manufacture into Palestine year by year for the past five years?


Particulars of the imports into Palestine of cotton goods manufactured in the United Kingdom are not yet available for 1932, but I will circulate in the OFFICIAL REPORT a statement showing the aggregate domestic exports of cotton manufactures consigned from the United Kingdom to Palestine (including Trans-Jordan) during each of the past five years.

Following is the statement:

Lieut.-Colonel J. COLVILLE (Secretary, Overseas Trade Department)

The Department is prepared to give sympathetic consideration to any specific request for assistance from the organisers of the Anglo-Palestine Exhibition, so far as this does not entail expenditure from public funds. Information on the exhibition has already been given, and will continue to be given, in the Board of Trade Journal.