HC Deb 22 February 1926 vol 192 cc72-3W

asked the President of the Board of Trade the amount of imports, re-exports, retained imports, and British exports of silk goods for the six months preceding and the six months following the imposition of the Safeguarding Duties?


The following statement shows the value of the trade in goods included under the "silk" headings in the Trade Returns during the periods specified:

Jan.-June, 1925. July-Dec., 1925.
£ £
Silk, Raw, Knubs and Noils—
Total Imports 1,188,267 469,401
Re-exports 25,510 69,015
Net Imports retained 1,162,757 400,386
Exports of United Kingdom production. 44,864 19,533
Silk Yarn and Silk manufactures—
Total Imports 17,034,586 5,549,192
Re-exports 1,581,282 789,350
Net Imports retained 15,453,304 4,759,842
Exports of United Kingdom production. 916,314 925,420