HC Deb 04 December 1947 vol 445 c97W
Sir W. Smithers

asked the President of the Board of Trade how many of the 4,923 typewriters exported during August to October were exported to hard currency countries; how many of the 8,710 typewriters imported came from hard currency countries; what was their total cost; and what was the cost in dollars.

Mr. Belcher

The answer to the first part of the Question is 989. The number imported from hard currency countries was 3,414, the c.i.f. value being £76,400; almost all of these imports came from the United States and Canada.