HC Deb 21 December 1933 vol 284 cc1491-2W

asked the President of the Board of Trade the number of rubber shoes and gum boots imported per annum during the last three years from Germany, Japan and Czechoslovakia respectively?


The following table shows the total number of rubber boots and shoes imported into the United Kingdom and registered during the years 1931 and 1932, and the period January to November, 1933, as consigned from Germany, Japan and Czechoslovakia respectively.

Description and Countries whence consigned. Imports into the United Kingdom.
1931. 1932. Jan. to Nov. 1933.
Dozen Dozen Dozen
Pairs. Pairs. Pairs.
Rubber boots:
Germany 21,522 5,055 79
Japan (a) 68,447 170,405 83,329
Czechoslovakia 17,409 13,236 49
Rubber shoes, overshoes and goloshes:
Germany 184,380 66,419 23,311
Japan (a) 167,014 348,030 387,523
Czechoslovakia 139,190 41,885 27,499

(a) For 1931 and 1932, including Formosa and Japanese leased territories in China. For January to November, 1 933, including Formosa only.