HC Deb 20 June 1933 vol 279 c629

asked the President of the Board of Trade the value of the exports of cotton goods from the United Kingdom to Ceylon for the three months prior to 1st September, 1931, and for the last three months for which statistics are available; and what was the total value of all cotton goods imported into Ceylon during the same period.

Lieut.-Colonel COLVILLE

The value of the aggregate imports of cotton goods, excluding apparel, into Ceylon during the three months ended August, 1931, and the three months ended April, 1933, amounted to £272,262 and £199,375, respectively, of which imports recorded as of United Kingdom origin were valued at £109,746 and £80,429, respectively.