§ 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?
|—||1935.||1936.||Jan. to July, 1937.|
|Marine internal combustion engines (other than outboard)—|
|Total imports into the United Kingdom (a).|
|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.