Wool (German Purchases).

Oral Answers to Questions — Peace Treaties. – in the House of Commons on 24th July 1923.

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Photo of Sir William Davison Sir William Davison , Kensington South

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asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that large quantities of Australian and other wool have recently been purchased in this country by Germany and paid for in British currency; and whether he can give particulars of the number of bales so purchased and the price paid?

Photo of Mr Philip Lloyd-Greame Mr Philip Lloyd-Greame , Hendon

I will circulate in the OFFICIAL REPORT the figures given in the British Trade Returns as to exports of wool consigned to Germany during the first half of the current year.

EXPORT of Sheep's or Lambs' Wool to Germany during the six months ended 30th June, 1923 and 30th June, 1922, respectively.
January-June, 1923.January-June, 1922.
Quantity.Value.Quantity.Value.
Centals of 100 lbs.£Centals of 100 lbs.£
Exports of British Produce50,978456,77367,240477,514
Exports of Foreign and Colonial Produce640,3094,746,470680,2883,970,689
Total691,2875,203,243747,5284,448,203