HC Deb 13 April 1937 vol 322 cc806-7W
Mr. Liddall

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is yet in a position to give the promised information in regard to the proportion of the imports into the United Kingdom from British countries carried in British ships; and similar information as to the imports from foreign countries?

Mr. Runciman

, pursuant to his replies (OFFICIAL REPORT, 9th March, 1937, col. 968, Vol. 321, and 6th April, 1937, col. 7, Vol. 322), supplied the following information:

Of the total value of merchandise imported into the United Kingdom during the year 1936, about 93 per cent. of the imports from British countries and 52 per cent. of the imports from foreign countries was carried in British vessels.