§ Mrs. RUNGE
asked the President of the Board of Trade, by countries, the tonnage of the foreign vessels coming into the Port of London in each of the last four periods of six months; and what is the explanation of the decline of British tonnage and the increase of foreign tonnage coming into this port?
§ Dr. BURGIN
The following table shows the net tonnage of the foreign vessels that arrived, with cargoes and in ballast, at the Port of London, in the foreign trade, during each of the last four periods of six months, distinguishing the nationalities of the vessels so far as the information is available:
greater than in the corresponding earlier period, although it represented a smaller proportion of the total.