HC Deb 03 December 1946 vol 431 c42W
87. Mr. Lennox-Boyd

asked the President of the Board of Trade the quantity and value of canned fruits imported into the United Kingdom from Empire and foreign sources in 1931 and 1937, giving the respective rates of duty in each case.

Mr. Marquand

In 1931, 47,000 tons of canned and bottled fruit to the value of £1,296,000 were imported from Empire countries and 118,000 tons to the value of £4,603,000 from foreign countries The corresponding figures for 1937 were 88,000 tons at £2,399,000 for Empire countries and 107,000 tons at £3,914,000 for foreign countries. As the answer to the last part of the Question is somewhat long, I will, with the hon. Member's permission, send it to him