HC Deb 07 April 1938 vol 334 c540W
Mr. Dobbie

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will give the amount of copper imported by Japan during the years 1936, 1937, and in the months of January to March, 1938?

Captain Wallace

According to the official trade returns of Japan, the quantity of copper imported in 1936 was 52,500 tons, and during the first seven months of 1937, 64,700 tons. Since that date, separate particulars of imports of copper have not been published, but have been included with other imports under the heading "Ores and metals."