§ Lieut.-Colonel JAMES
asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether he is aware that the Russian Soviet authorities have stated that they require 3,000,000 pairs of boots and shoes; and whether Northampton footwear manufacturers have succeeded in securing the whole or part of this specific order?
§ Mr. W. GRAHAM
With regard to the first part of the question, I understand that the possibility of an order for boots and shoes formed one of the subjects of
The following TABLE shows the total declared value of articles classed in the United Kingdom Trade Returns as "wholly or mainly manufactured" which were imported into Great Britain and Northern Ireland and registered as consigned from the undermentioned British Countries during the years 1927 and 1928. Countries whence consigned. 1927. 1928. Dominions: £ £ Canada 8,749,144 9,385,624 Australia 3,677,475 3,093,743 New Zealand 148,436 149,526 Union of South Africa 375,120 279,235 Irish Free State 1,836,400 1,964,410 Newfoundland and Coast of Labrador 1,373,087 1,289,315 Total Dominions 16,159,662 16,161,853 British India 11,969,051 13 212,154 Other British Countries (excluding Mandated Territories) 4,969,896 5,134,681 Total Imports consigned from British Countries 33,098,609 34,508,688