§ Mr. PERKINS
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether it is the intention of the Government to place any duty on imported printed matter printed by the collotype process?
§ Mr. HORE-BELISHA
I can only refer my hon. Friend to the answer I gave on 25th November, to the hon. Members for Barnstaple (Sir B. Peto), Ealing (Sir F. Sanderson) and South-East Leeds (Major Milner).
§ Dr. PETERS
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that four more brickyards are closing down in the northern part of Huntingdonshire, thus throwing out of work several hundreds of men; and, in view of the quan- 1534W tities of bricks imported into this country during the past five years, what steps he proposes to take to protect this industry?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
The closing of these brickyards had not been brought to my notice. It would not be proper to make any statement as to whether bricks may or may not be included in any subsequent Orders made under the Abnormal Importations (Customs Duties) Act.
§ Lieut.-Colonel HENEAGE
asked the President of the Board of Trade the total imports from foreign countries of newsprint paper during the years 1912, 1913, 1924, 1929 and 1930?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
The following table shows the total quantity and declared value of the imports of news printing paper into the United Kingdom during each of the years 1924, 1929 and 1930 consigned from foreign countries. Corresponding particulars for 1912 and 1913 are not available as the imports of news printing paper in those years were not separately recorded in the trade returns of the United Kingdom.
Year. Quantity. Declared Value. Cwts. £ 1924 … … 2,211,268 1,971,083 1929 … … 2,017,458 1,373,343 1930 … … 2,442,107 1,609,993