§ 8. Mr. D. G. SOMERVILLE
asked the Secretary of State for India whether he can state the values of British goods as compared with foreign goods imported 1573 into Aden in the last twelve months; and whether there are any tariffs and, if so, of what nature, which give any preference to British imports?
§ Mr. BUTLER
The latest figures available are for the financial year 1932–33. For this period, the value of imports of merchandise into Aden from the British Empire was Rs.1,61,08,991, and from foreign ports, Rs.3,38,74,546. Aden is a free port, and the question of preference does not arise.