§ Sir JOHN RANDLES
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he can state the number of tons of steel rails that have been imported into the United Kingdom from Russia during each of the years 1906, 1907, and 1908?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL:
The following statement shows the number of tons of iron and steel rails imported into the United Kingdom from Russia during the last three years:—
Tons. 1906 Nil. 1907 2,490 1908 16,000
No particulars are available with regard to steel as distinguished from iron rails.