HC Deb 14 May 1959 vol 605 c1417
34. Mr. Sorensen

asked the President of the Board of Trade the main United Kingdom exports to and imports from the Yemen and the Aden Protectorate, respectively; and to what extent the imports include the narcotic plant, quat.

Mr. Vaughan-Morgan

As the Answer is detailed, I will with permission, publish the information in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Quat is not separately distinguished in the trade returns, but it is thought that there have been no imports of this substance.

Mr. Sorensen

Can the Minister of State say whether trade has been improving in the last couple of years and whether any negotiations are taking place with a view to securing further improvement?

Mr. Vaughan-Morgan

I cannot give the figures without notice.

Following is the information:.

United Kingdom Trade, 1958
Yemen Aden
Imports £'000; £000
TOTAL 105 7,250
of which:
Cotton, raw 21 682
Cotton, seed 78 157
Goatskins 4
Sheep and lamb skins, raw 115
Petroleum crude and refined 5,247
TOTAL 10 7,657
Of which:
Tobacco manufactures 949
Chemicals 2 941
Machinery other than electric 879
Electric machinery, etc. 3 647
Road vehicles 608
Metal manufactures 602
Pulp and waste paper 3

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