HC Deb 19 June 1935 vol 303 cc356-7
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?


As the answer in is the form of a tabular statement, I will circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.


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 figures given in answer to the question will be those for

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.
1933. 1934. 1935.
£'000 £'000 £'000
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.
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