§ Mr. RAMSBOTHAM
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will supply complete half yearly average figures of production and prices for the years 1927 to 1929, inclusive, in the enamelled hollow-ware industry?
§ Mr. W. GRAHAM
I regret that comparable figures for the years specified are not available. With regard to 1927, I would refer the hon. Member to Appendix A of the Report of the Safeguarding Committee on Wrought Enamelled Hollow-ware (Cmd. 3115) where he will find estimates of the production during that year. Particulars supplied to the Board of Trade by most of the manufacturers concerned, through their trade association or otherwise, show the following figures for production in 1928 and 1929:
1928. January to June.—5,572 tons valued at £451,111; July to December.£7,573 tons valued at £587,737.
1929. January to June.—7,766 tons valued at £582,728; July to December.—7,734 tons valued at £576,735.
I am not in a position to furnish the desired particulars of prices during the above periods.