HC Deb 14 May 1909 vol 4 c2236W

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he can give the value of the joinery work exported from the United Kingdom during the years 1906, 1907, and 1908, stating whether the joiners' work in ships built for foreign owners is included under the head of exported joinery?


Exports of British made joinery work from the United Kingdom are not separately distinguished in the official records, but are included under one or other of the headings: "Wood manufactures, furniture, and cabinet ware" and "wood manufactures, other sorts." The value of the exports of goods comprised under these two headings in 1906, 1907, and 1908 were as follows:—

Wood Manufactures—
1906. 1907. 1908.
£ £ £
Furniture and Cabinet Ware 760,334 801,603 661,265
Other sorts 545,362 606,329 595,540

The value of joinery work in new ships built in the United Kingdom for foreign or Colonial owners is not included in the above totals, but in the value of the exported ships.