§ 13. Commander BELLAIRS
asked the President of the Board of Trade what was the balance of trade in favour of Southern Ireland in its trade with Great Britain and Northern Ireland; if he has any available statistics to show how far that balance is met by other services; what revenue is derived by either party in the taxation of that trade; and the value of any preference, if any, that is accorded?
§ 1925. Mr. A. M. SAMUEL
The official statistics issued by the Government of the Irish Free State show that the imports from the United Kingdom in the year 1925 were valued at £48,828,000 and the exports to the United Kingdom at £41,602,000, inclusive of imported goods re-exported. The excess of imports thus amounted to £7,226,000. The above figures do not include particulars of non-dutiable imports and exports by parcels post, which are available at present for the period January-September only. In those nine months the parcels imported by post into the Irish Free State from the United Kingdom were valued at44W