HC Deb 11 March 1929 vol 226 cc820-2W

asked the President of the Board of Trade the amount in pounds sterling of the imports into Great Britain from Russia for the years 1924 to 1928, exclusive; the amount of re-exports; and the amount of exports from Great Britain to Russia during the same period?


The following table shows the total declared values of merchandise imported into and exported from Great Britain and Northern Ireland, consigned from and to Russia, during each of the years 1924 to 1928.

Year. Total Imports consigned from Russia. Exports consigned to Russia.
Produce and manufacture of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Imports Merchandise.
£'000. £'000. £'000.
1924 19,774 3,860 7,212
1925 25,322 6,240 13,017
1926 24,130 5,858 8,543
1927 21,052 4,509 6,781
1928 21,548 2,716 2,085

NOTE.—The figures for 1928 are provisional.


asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether any official representative of his Department will accompany the delegation of British manufacturers who are shortly to visit Russia to investigate the possibilities for British trade?


The answer is in the negative.