HC Deb 27 March 1934 vol 287 c1798
27. Dr. HOWITT

asked the President of the Board of Trade the percentage by which retained imports of manufactures have risen in the first two months of this year as compared with the corresponding period of last year; and similar information wth regard to the exports of manufactures?


For the first two months of 1934 the total value of the retained imports of goods classed as wholly or mainly manufactured in the trade returns of the United Kingdom was 25 per cent. greater than for the corresponding period: of 1933; the value of the domestic exports of such goods was greater by 7 per cent.


Does not my right hon. Friend think that further steps should be taken to prevent the importation of manufactured goods into this country?


On making an analysis of the figures of these imports into this country, I see that the preponderating part is in materials for use in our own factories.