§ Mr. L. SMITH
asked the President of the Board of Trade the value of imports into this country from the United States of America and the value of exports from this country to the United States of America in the last 12 months; and whether either set of imports shows an abnormal increase?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
During the 12 months ended 30th September, 1931, the total declared value of merchandise imported into the United Kingdom and consigned from the United States of America, was £114,000,000, while the total exports consigned to the United States amounted to £28,000,000. Both of these figures show 'a considerable decline compared with the previous 12 months.