§ Mr. ARNOLD
asked the President of the Board of Trade what were the values of the imports of woollen and worsted manufactures (including yarn) into the United Kingdom from France and Germany, respectively, for the years 1903 and 1911; and what were the values of the exports of woollen and worsted manufactures (including yarn) from the United Kingdom to France and Germany, respectively, for the same years?
Particulars as to the consignments from France and Germany are not available prior to 1904. The particulars as to goods shipped from French and German ports in 1903 and earlier years are not comparable with the figures as to consignments from these countries which are now ascertained. The following1702W statement, accordingly, compares the figures for 1911 with those for 1904:—
Value of the net imports into and exports (domestic manufacture) from the United Kingdom of woollen and worsted manufactures, including yarns, from and to France and Germany in 1904 and 1911.
Woollen and Worsted Manufactures (including Yarns). 1904. 1911. Net Imports retained in the United Kingdom, consigned from:— £ £ France 5,489,000 3,993,000 Germany 2,701,000 2,301,000 Exports of United Kingdom Manufacture, consigned to:— France 1,771,000 2,041,000 Germany 4,697,000 7,796,000