HC Deb 05 July 1938 vol 338 cc187-8
58. Mr. Hannah

asked the President of the Board of Trade the amount of munitions exported during the last three months and to what foreign countries?

Mr. Stanley

As the answer involves a number of figures I will, with my hon. Friend's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the statement:

Table showing the total declared value of arms, ammunition and military and naval stores of United Kingdom manufacture exported to foreign countries, as registered during the three months ended May, 1938, distinguishing the principal countries of consignment.

Countries to which consigned. Declared Value.
Latvia 32,436
Denmark 10,126
Poland (including Dantzig) 53,778
Netherlands 83,319
Belgium 4,633
Greece 6,950
Roumania 58,791
Egypt 61,240
Iran 10,442
Siam 26,564
China (exclusive of Hong Kong, Macao, Manchuria and leased territories) 62,580
Japan (including Formosa) 46,081
Colombia 16,967
Venezuela 5,808
Brazil 13,208
Argentine Republic 17,247
Other foreign countries 29,455
Total to foreign countries 539,625

Note.—The above figures include sporting arms and ammunition and explosives for industrial use, the value of which cannot be precisely stated.