§ Mr. HACKING
asked the President of the Board of Trade the quantities and values of cotton yarn and cotton piece goods imported into this country during 1929; and whether and, if so, to what extent they represent an increase over the years 1926, 1927, and 1928?
§ Mr. W. GRAHAM
The following table shows the total quantities and declared values of cotton yarns and cotton piece goods, respectively, imported into Great Britain and Northern Ireland during each of the years 1926 to 1929.
into all foreign countries and Dominions for which returns are available for each of the last completed three years?245W
§ Mr. W. R. SMITH
According to statistics published by the International Institute of Agriculture, the total quantities of wool imported into and exported (including re-exported) from 71 countries, British and foreign (including the United Kingdom) were as follow:
Year Total Imports. Exports and Re-exports. Million lb. Million lb. 1925 … … 2,271.0 2,221.2 1926 … … 2,518.8 2,419.8 1927 … … 2,700.7 2,572.6
Similar co-ordinated summaries are not available in respect of the value of the wool, or for later years. The distinction between "greasy" and "scoured" wool is not made with sufficient generality in the official statistics of exports and imports published by the various countries concerned to permit of the compilation of aggregate figures showing these classes separately.