HC Deb 10 May 1933 vol 277 cc1517-8

asked the President of the Board of Trade what quantities of cotton piece-goods were exported to India and to Uganda by Great Britain and Japan, respectively, during the year ended 30th April, 1933?

Lieut.-Colonel COLVILLE

The desired information is not yet available in respect of the year ended 30th April, 1933. The domestic exports of cotton piece goods from the United Kingdom to British India and the Uganda Protectorate during the 12 months ended March, 1933, amounted to 648,562,60) square yards and 240,700 square yards respectively. The quantity exported from Japan to British India during the 12 months ended February, 1933, was 648,083,000 square yards. Exports of cotton piece goods to Uganda are not separately recorded in the Japanese trade returns.


Will the hon. and gallant Gentleman tell the House whether the Lancashire exporters of cotton-piece goods will receive any benefit under any trade agreement?

Lieut.-Colonel COLVILLE

Yes, Sir.


Is the hon. and gallant Gentleman aware that in 1913 the total exports were only 3,000,000 yards from Japan? When are the Government going to take action in this matter?