HC Deb 04 April 1957 vol 568 c72W
58. Mr. Russell

asked the President of the Board of Trade the total value of imports from Commonwealth countries which enjoyed Imperial Preference in the year ended 31st March, 1956.

Sir D. Eccles

I regret that the statistics for which my hon. Friend asks could not be collated without an immense amount of work which I am unwilling to place upon the Departments concerned, but in round figures about one half of our imports from the Commonwealth benefit from Imperial Preference.

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