HC Deb 22 February 1938 vol 332 cc168-9
28. Lieut.-Commander Fletcher

asked the President of the Board of Trade in what circumstances Messrs. Vickers, Armstrong shipped 26 machine-gun sets by the steamship "Hakone Maru" on 13th November, 1937; and to whom the sets were consigned?

Mr. Stanley

As has been repeatedly explained to the House, it is not the Government's practice to publish information which would disclose the business of individual firms. I am, however, always prepared to give information as to the total value of exports of arms, ammunition and naval and military stores to particular destinations for monthly or longer

Table showing the total tonnage of the undermentioned descriptions of chains imported into the United Kingdom during the years 1936 and 1937, distinguishing the principal countries of consignment, which are not necessarily the countries of manufacture.
1936. 1937.
Tons. Tons.
Ships' chain cables—
Total imports 410 695
of which consigned from—
Germany 338 282
Netherlands 190
Belgium 168
Chains, other than of wire, excluding steel transmission chains—
Total Imports 630 2,011
of which consigned from—
Czechoslovakia 401 1,591
Belgium 44 203
Canada 111 112
Germany 43 91

NOTE.—The figures for 1937 are provisional.

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