HC Deb 18 June 1935 vol 303 cc184-6W

asked the President of the Board of Trade how the value of American motor-cars imported into Great Britain during the first four or five months of this year compares with the value of British cars exported to America during the same period; and whether he will consider the desirability of entering into negotiations with the United States Government with a view to seeing whether it is possible for the trade balance in this and other respects to be better adjusted?

Lieut.-Colonel COLVILLE

During the first four months of 1935, the aggregate value of motor-cars and chassis imported into this country and registered as consigned from the United States was £560,548, while the export of motor-cars and chassis of United Kingdom manufacture consigned to the United States was valued at £8,530. As regards the last part of the question, I would refer my hon. Friend to the replies given to the hon. Member for Wolverhampton East (Mr. Mander) on 7th May.