HC Deb 23 July 1934 vol 292 cc1544-5W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that the import of rubber boots and shoes from British Colonies in Asia increased from 2,856 pairs in the month of June, 1932, to 34,128 pairs in the month of June, 1933, and to 202,080 pairs in the month of June, 1934; and, in view of these figures and of the different labour conditions prevailing in the United Kingdom from those in British Asiatic Colonies, what further steps he proposes to take?


I am aware that imports have been as stated by my hon. Friend, and, as my right hon. Friend has already informed the House, careful consideration is being given to the questions to which these imports give rise.

Cosigned from the United States. Consigned from Canada.
Description 1933. 1934. 1933. 1934.
Apl. May. June. Apl. May. June. Apl. May. June. Apl. May. June.
No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No.
Mechanically propelled road vehicles:
Motor cars, etc.:
Private cars (including cabs), new.* 48 141 164 492 1,054 786 53 295 276 342 158 233
Commercial vehicles (including motor omni- buses, motor fire engines, and motor ambulances, but not including tractors), new.* 3 1 5
Private cars and commercial vehicles second-hand 3 3 2 2
Chassis for motor cars, etc. with engines:
Constructed solely for commercial use. 24 36 12 150 147 135 22 22 6
Other 61 86 68 120 75 26 4 9 23
Chassis for motor cars, etc., without engines. 48 6
* Included second-hand cars prior to 1934.
† Not separately recorded prior to 1934.