§ Mr. ROWLANDS
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will state the number of cwts. of hops for which licences have been granted for the importation into this country, since the Prohibition Order, from the following countries: British Columbia, and other parts of Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Tasmania, the United States of America, Belgium, and France?
§ Mr. PRETYMAN
The following table gives the particulars asked for so far as they are available. The weights of the hops licensed from each country cannot now be given, as the exact weight of each parcel is only ascertainable on arrival, and some of the parcels have not yet reached this country:
Country of Origin. Number of Packages Licensed. British Columbia and other parts of Canada Nil. New Zealand 928 Australia 10 Tasmania 120 United States 764* Belgium 6,679 France 600 *All these parcels were either in transit or paid for at the date of the issue of the Prohibitions Order.