§ Mr. Lyons
asked the President of the Board of Trade the quantities and values of all foreign-made footwear imported into this country for the six months 887W ended at the latest convenient date in 1938, and the approximate amount of employment that would have been provided by the manufacture of these goods in this country?
§ Mr. Stanley
During the six months ended October, 1938, the total declared value of the imports of footwear consigned from foreign countries was £756,000. Corresponding figures of quantity are not readily available and would have little significance as an aggregate, in view of the different kinds of footwear concerned, but particulars of the quantity and value of the principal kinds imported are published monthly in the "Accounts relating to Trade and Navigation of the United Kingdom." I am unable to state the amount of employment that would have been provided by the manufacture of these goods in the United Kingdom.