HC Deb 06 May 1931 vol 252 cc401-2W

asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department what recommendations he proposes to make to the House for the purpose of carrying out the recommendations of the Trade Mission to South Africa in regard to the advertisement of United Kingdom products in the Union of South Africa?

decrease per head of the population in the manufactured exports, omitting manufactured tobacco, of the under-mentioned countries between 1924 and 1930: the United Kingdom, Germany, and the United States of America; and the figures for manufactured tobacco exports for each country?


The following table shows, in respect of the United Kingdom, Germany and the United States (a) the increase or decrease per head of the population in the domestic exports of wholly or partly manufactured goods, excluding tobacco, in 1930 compared with 1924, and (b) the value of the domestic exports of manufactured tobacco during the years 1924 and 1930.


The recommendation of the United Kingdom Trade Mission to South Africa on this subject has received careful consideration, but it has been decided that in the present condition of public finances effect cannot be given to it, in view of the considerable expenditure which would necessarily be involved.