asked the President of the Board of Trade what was the amount of china clay mined in Cornwall in 1927; what was the amount of Cornish china clay exported in 1927; and which are the chief countries to which these exports were made in the same period?
§ Mr. H. WILLIAMS
The total quantity of china clay produced in Cornwall during 1927 was 801,500 tons. In addition, 63,612 tons of china stone were produced. The total exports of British china clay (including Cornish china clay or stone) during 1927 were as follow:
Tons. Germany 33,885 Netherlands 50,712 Belgium 65,428 France 28,975 United States of America 319,138 Other foreign countries 112,100 Total to foreign countries 610,238 British India 36,581 Other British countries 9,017 Total to British countries 45,598 Total 655,836
Most of these exports consisted of Cornish china clay and stone, since the only other production of china clay in Great Britain in 1927 (namely in Devon) amounted to 67,732 tons.