HC Deb 28 November 1938 vol 342 cc1-2
2. Mr. Day

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India the total amount of iron and steel imported into India during the 12 months ended at the last convenient date for which he has figures; the amount of the same imported from the United Kingdom and other countries, separately; and how these figures compare with the totals for the corresponding period in 1914?

The Civil Lord of the Admiralty (Colonel Llewellin)

During the financial year 1936–37, 362,800 tons of iron and steel were imported into India. Of this, 165,000 tons were supplied by the United Kingdom and 197,800 tons by all other countries. In 1913–14 the corresponding figures were; total 1,018,000 tons; United Kingdom 609,000 tons; other countries 409,000 tons.

Mr. Day

Can the hon. and gallant Gentleman say how much of this iron and steel which has been imported into India has been due to Government contracts?

Colonel Llewellin

Not without notice.

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