HC Deb 08 March 1938 vol 332 c1709
60. Mr. Day

asked the President of the Board of Trade what proportion of the exports of Germany and Italy for the 12 months ended to the last convenient date for which figures are available in his Department were consigned to the United Kingdom; and what proportion of imports into those countries were from the United Kingdom?

Mr. R. S. Hudson

The official trade returns of Germany and Italy show that, during the year 1937, exports to the United Kingdom represented 7.3 and 6.1 per cent., respectively, of those countries' total exports of merchandise and silver bullion. The corresponding proportions for imports from the United Kingdom were 5.6 and 3.9 per cent., respectively.

Mr. Day

Can the right hon. Gentleman say how much of the exports were re-exported?

Mr. Hudson

No, Sir.