HC Deb 20 March 1923 vol 161 cc2365-6W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will furnish a Return showing the quantity and value of timber imported into Great Britain during each of the years 1913, 1920, 1921 and 1922?

Lieut.-Colonel BUCKLEY

The aggregate values of the imports of wood and timber into the United Kingdom during the years specified were as follow:

Year. Value.
1913 33,788,884
1920 82,145,214
1921 30,021,962
1922 37,318,897*
* Subject to revision.

Particulars of the quantities of the various descriptions of wood and timber are given for the years 1913, 1920 and 1921 on pages 22 and 23 of the "Annual Statement of the Trade of the United Kingdom" for 1921, Volume I, and such particulars of quantities imported during 1922 as are at present available are given on pages 35 to 38 of the "Accounts relating to Trade and Navigation" for December, 1922. The reference number of the latter paper is H.C. 26—XI. The particulars of quantity vary according to the units employed (e.g., "tons," "loads" or "cubic feet"), and I am accordingly unable to furnish for every year a single figure of the aggregate quantity imported.