§ 31. Mr. H. WILLIAMS
asked the President of the Board of Trade the total value of the exports of arms and ammunition and warships, exclusive of those for the use of His Majesty's United Kingdom forces serving overseas during the last 10 years, distinguishing those sent to Empire countries from those sent to foreign countries?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of TRADE (Dr. Burgin)
During the 10 years 1923 to 1932 the total declared value of the domestic exports from the United Kingdom of arms, ammunition and military and naval stores (except sporting arms and ammunition) and of new war vessels consigned to British countries was £22,939,000, and to foreign countries £21,573,000. Similar particulars for the year 1933 are not readily available. The value of Imperial Government owned stores exported for Imperial Government use abroad is excluded from these figures, but they include the value of exports of explosives for industrial use.
§ Mr. RHYS DAVIES
Will the hon. Gentleman tell us what is meant by the word "domestic" in that connection?