HC Deb 17 December 1929 vol 233 cc1216-7W

asked the President of the Board of Trade the amount and value of building materials, set out below, that have been imported into the British Isles for each of the years 1919 to 1928, inclusive: bricks, tiles, slates, laths and cement?


Volume 1 of the Annual Statement of the Trade of the United Kingdom for 1928 contains the import figures relating to bricks and roofing and other tiles (page 28) and roofing slates and cement (page 30) in respect of the years 1924 to 1e8, and similar figures for the years 1919 to 1923 are given in earlier issues of the Annual Statement. Laths are not separately specified in the trade accounts, and no information is available regarding the amount and value imported. Up to 1st April, 1923, the figures relate to imports into the British Isles and subsequently to imports into Great Britain and Northern Ireland.