§ Mr. NEVILLE CHAMBERLAIN
asked the President of the Board of Trade the weight of aluminium hollow-ware imported from Germany into this country during the month of March last; what was the average monthly importation of similar goods during the year 1913; and when the decision of the Board of Trade upon the application of the British Aluminium Hollow-ware Manufacturers' Association under Part II of the Safeguarding of Industries Act will be announced?
§ Mr. BALDWIN
The quantity of aluminium domestic hollow-ware registered during March, 1922, as imported into the United Kingdom, consigned from Germany, was 172 tons. Particulars with regard to the importation of such goods in 1913 are not available from British official records, but according to the German official trade returns, which do not show hollow-ware separately, the average monthly weight of "unspecified manufactures of aluminium, including aluminium foil" exported to the United Kingdom in 1913 was about 19 tons; in that total aluminium hollow-ware is included. As regards the last part of the question, I hope to be able to make a statement at an early date.