HC Deb 05 March 1936 vol 309 c1569
80. Mr. De la BERE

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he can furnish information as to the volume of the importation of foodstuffs of kinds produced in the United Kingdom for each of the years 1930 to 1035, inclusive, based upon the average prices of 1930?


As most imported foodstuffs are produced in some measure in the United Kingdom, I am circulating in the OFFICIAL REPORT the desired index numbers of the voulme of total imports in Class I (Food, Drink and Tobacco) excluding tea, coffee, cocoa, alcoholic liquors and tobacco.

Following is the statement:

The following statement shows, for each of the years. 1930 to 1935, index numbers of the volume of imports into the United Kingdom of goods comprised in Class I (Food, Drink and Tobacco), excluding tea, coffee, cocoa, alcoholic beverages and tobacco, based on the estimated value of such imports at the prices of the year 1930.

Year Index number.
1930 100.0
1931 109.9
1932 105.3
1933 101.8
1934 102.1
1935 100.9