§ Mr. WADDINGTON
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will state the average annual imports, in quantities, of wheat and flour (in equivalent weight of grain) from the following countries for the three-year periods 1901–3, 1911–13, and 1921–23, namely, United States of America, Russia, Argentine Republic, British India, Canada, Australia, and all other countries?
The following statement shows the average annual quantity of wheat and wheat flour (in equivalent weight of grain) imported into the United Kingdom, from the countries specified below, during each of the three-year periods 1901–3, 1911–13, and 1921–23:
Countries.* Wheat and Wheat Flour (in equivalent weight of grain). Annual Average Imports—Thousand Tons. 1901–3. 1911–13. 1921–23. United States of America. 2,976 1,475 2,124 Russia (pre-war and post-war respectively). 441 535 3 Argentine Republic. 451. 814 749 British India 487 1,073 261 Canada 588 1,227 1,518 Australia 174 633 799 All other Countries 312 214 118 Total 5,429 5,971 5,572 Note.—From 1st April, 1923, particulars of direct imports into the Irish Free State have been excluded from the Trade Returns of the United Kingdom. * Countries whence shipped in 1901–3; countries whence consigned in 1911–13 and in 1921–23.