§ Mr. D. GRENFELL
asked the President of the Board of Trade, whether he will state the number of vessels, the registered tonnage, number of seamen carried by vessels registered in South Wales ports for 1932 and 1934, and the total exports and imports cleared at these ports in the years referred to?
§ Dr. BURGIN
The number and tonnage of trading vessels registered under1266W the Merchant Shipping Act, 1894, that remained on the register of South Wales ports (namely, Cardiff, Llanelly, Newport, Port Talbot, Swansea and Milford) at the end of 1932 and 1934 were as follow:
— No. of vessels. Gross tonnage. Net tonnage. At 31st December, 1932. 323 430,774 258,113 At 31st December, 1934. 251 279,182 166,305
Information regarding the number of seamen serving in these vessels could not be ascertained without an undue expenditure of time and labour.
The total imports and exports at these ports in the years 1932 and 1933 were as follow:
— Imports. Exports. £ £ 1932 12,293,000 28,546,000 1933 10,761,000 29,203,000
Corresponding particulars for the year 1934 are not yet available.