HC Deb 08 March 1938 vol 332 cc1709-10
64. Mr. H. G. Williams

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been drawn to the increase in the imports of miscellaneous starch and preparations therefrom from 427,000 cwts. in 1936 to 2,391,000 cwts. in 1937; and the sources of this increased importation?

Captain Wallace

The increase referred to is due to larger imports of cassava (or tapioca) in the form of flour or starch, other than the foodstuff tapioca, which rose from 205,000 cwts. in 1936 to 2,245,000 cwts. in 1937. Of these imports, the amount consigned from Java increased from 143,000 cwts. in 1936 to 2,070,000 cwts. in 1937.