HC Deb 23 February 1937 vol 320 cc1813-4
27. Mr. E. Smith

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he can state in hundredweights the amount of machinery imported into Britain from Germany during the years 1929, 1935, and 1936, respectively; and the amounts for the same period imported from the Ruhr?

Mr. Runciman

Total imports into the United Kingdom of machinery consigned from Germany amounted to 36,600 tons in 1929, 24,000 tons in 1935 and 31,900 tons in 1936. Particulars of imports from the Ruhr are not separately recorded.