HC Deb 03 March 1939 vol 344 c1631W
Lieut.-Commander Tufnell

asked the President of the Board of Trade, whether he is aware that during 1938, the value of British exports to India and Burma was only is. 11d. per head of the population of those territories; and whether he can arrange to bring these figures to the notice of those concerned, in connection with any negotiations for a revision of trade arrangements between Great Britain and India?

Mr. R. S. Hudson

My hon. and gallant Friend no doubt refers to a figure given in the "Board of Trade Journal" of 16th February last. It is pointed out in the same article that the large population in India and Burma reduces the export figure per head to a low level. The relevant trade statistics have been kept in mind in the negotiations for a Trade Agreement with India which are now in progress.

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