§ 44. Mr. GIBSON (for Mr. PIKE)
asked the President of the Board of Trade the increased value of British exports to the latest available date in respect to the following countries: Sweden, Finland, Norway, Iceland, Denmark, Germany, the Argentine, and any other country with which trade agreements have been concluded since December, 1933?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of TRADE (Dr. Burgin)
As the answer in is the form of a tabular statement, I will circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Mr. T. WILLIAMS
May I ask whether the comparative figures will merely be figures for the year subsequent to the trade agreements or from the year 1931 to the year subsequent to the operation of the trade agreements?
|The following table shows the total declared value of the exports of the produce and manufactures of the United Kingdom registered during the undermentioned periods as consigned to the countries specified, with which agreements were concluded up to the end of last year.|
|Country to which consigned.||Date on which Agreement came into operation.||Six months ended March.|
|Germany||8th May, 1933||…||7,617||8,112||9,825|
|1st November, 1934||…|
|Denmark||…||20th June, 1933||…||5,699||6,249||7,340|
|Iceland||…||28th June, 1933||…||242||260||253|
|Norway||…||7th July, 1933||…||2,681||3,260||3,150|
|Sweden||…||7th July, 1933||…||3,356||4,205||4,623|
|Argentine Republic||…||8th November, 1933||…||5,910||6,535||7,451|
|Finland||…||23rd November, 1933||…||1,125||1,593||1,896|
|Soviet Union||…||21st March, 1934 (a)||…||3,489||1,243||1,620|
|France||…||1st July, 1934||…||9,229||8,430|
|Netherlands||…||1st August, 1934||…||6,700||5,787|
|Lithuania||…||12th August, 1934||…||385||614|
|Estonia||…||8th September, 1934||…||176||293|
|Latvia||…||12th October, 1934||…||498||516|
|(a) The balance of payments was regulated as from 1st January, 1934.|
|NOTE.—The agreements with some of the above countries, e.g., France, the Netherlands, and the first of the two agreements with Germany were more limited in application than the others.|