EARL of RONALDSHAY
asked the President of the Board of Trade if raw cotton is permitted to pass unhindered into Scandinavia; and can he state the quantities of raw cotton imported into Scandinavia during the last six months of the years 1913 and 1914, respectively, and also during the first three months of 1914 and of 1915?
The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. The aggregate quantities of raw cotton imported into Norway, Sweden, and Denmark from all sources in the periods specified, according to the official trade returns of those countries, were as follows:—
These figures are exclusive of cotton arriving in transit.
July to December, 1913 … 12,811 metric tons July to December, 1914 … 16,342 metric tons January to March, 1914 … 10,329 metric tons January to March, 1915 … 64,441 metric tons