§ Sir J. POWER
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he can furnish an estimate of the total imports of lace of all kinds into the United Kingdom by parcel post during the years 1923 and 1924; whether the statistics of lace imports prior to the imposition of the Lace Duty included lace imported by parcel post; and whether the imports since the imposition of the Lace Duty included imports by parcel post?
§ Mr. W. GRAHAM
Prior to 1st July, 1925, imports of lace by parcel post were not recorded separately nor under the heading of lace but under the general heading "Parcel Post—non-dutiable articles," whereas since that date such imports have been recorded under the appropriate lace headings in the official trade returns. I regret that I am, therefore, unable to furnish an estimate of such imports during the years 1923 and 1924.