HC Deb 02 November 1937 vol 328 cc697-8
12. Mr. T. Smith

asked the President of the Board of Trade what has been the importation of boots and shoes made wholly or partly from leather from Czechoslovakia during the present year; whether such importation is in excess of the corresponding period of last year; and whether he can give the name of the company or companies producing the goods in question?

Mr. Stanley

During the nine months ended September, 1937, the imports into

1935. 1936. Jan. to July, 1937.
Marine internal combustion engines (other than outboard)—
Total imports into the United Kingdom (a).
Tons 1,669 4,322 2,301
£ 180,117 420,806 195,799
Of which:
Direct imports into registered ship-building yards and goods removed on drawback for use in such yards (b). £ 160,717 395,133 152,934
Per cent. Per cent. Per cent.
Proportion by value of total imports. 89 94 78

(a) Particulars of total imports are recorded by weight and value only, not by number.

(b) Particulars of these imports by weight are not available.

18. Mr. Perkins

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether there is any evidence that the export of German marine engines to this country is subsidised by the German Government; and, if so, whether the Government propose to take any steps to stop this subsidised competition?

the United Kingdom of boots, bootees and shoes, made wholly or partly of leather, consigned from Czechoslovakia amounted to 114,000 dozen pairs, valued at £242,000; this represented an increase compared with the corresponding period of 1936 of 41 per cent. in quantity and 21 per cent. in value. I have no record of the names of foreign producers of goods imported into this country.