HC Deb 24 February 1932 vol 262 cc394-5W

asked the President of the Board of Trade what was the estimated total value in the last two available years of pictures, china, tapestries, hangings and rugs, objects of art, and objects of vertu and sculpture imported into this country, and re-exports of the same?


Precise information relating to the import and re-export trade in these goods is not available, but

Description. Total Imports. Re-exports.
1930. 1931. 1930. 1931.
£ £ £ £
Works of art (other than pictures) 239,968 206,044 78,765 24,773
Pictures and drawings executed by hand 574,273 477,061 391,990 216,500
Prints, engravings and photographs (other than picture post cards). 347,721 318,032 12,732 16,933
Curios (including rare china, and tapestries, hangings etc., over 100 years old). 322,397 260,673 314,967 218,140
NOTES.—The figures for 1931 are provisional.
The above statement excludes articles included with personal luggage or imported by parcel post, separate particulars in respect of which are not available.

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