Motor Cars and Paris (Exports).

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce. – in the House of Commons on 20th June 1927.

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Photo of Mr James Couper Mr James Couper , Glasgow Maryhill

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asked the President of the Board of Trade what have been the exports during the past six months of British motor cars and parts of motor cars to Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa; and what were the figures for the corresponding periods of 1925 and 1926?

Mr. SAMUEL:

The answer takes the form of a table of figures, and my hon. Friend will perhaps agree to its circulation in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Photo of Mr Albert Alexander Mr Albert Alexander , Sheffield, Hillsborough

Have the figures of exports to New Zealand decreased since 1925 and 1926, while the American exports to New Zealand have increased, and can the hon. Gentleman offer any explanation of that?

Mr. SAMUEL:

It would take some time for me to dissect the figures, but—

Photo of Mr John Whitley Mr John Whitley , Halifax

We cannot argue on the figures now.

Following is the table:

STATEMENT showing the Exports from the United Kingdom of Motor Cars and Parts thereof, the Manufacture of the United Kingdom, to the under mentioned Countries, as Registered during the Five Months January to May in the Years 1925, 1026, and 1927.
Description of Export.Country of Destination.Five months ended 31st May.
192519261927
Motor Cars and Parts:—No.£No.£No.£
Touring Cars (including Cabs)Union of South Africa603123,312547106,421653128,368
Australia1,537434,892878236,166373131,716
New Zealand1,097276,196900186,025810155,536
Canada1315,7183111,666377,090
Commercial Vehicles (including Motor Omnibuses, Motor Fire Engines and Motor Ambulances).Union of South Africa124,338218,4917146,473
Australia2514,3908446,3936721,482
New Zealand1410,0534928,85799,368
Canada1235
Parts:—
Chassis, completeUnion of South Africa5219,9655220,44110345,320
Australia1,743421,0714,668762,2739,6521,468,115
New Zealand25794,99016157,01419544,913
Canada127,460148,5095526,048
Other Parts, except Rubber Tyres and TubesUnion of South Africa26,18628,24754,324
Australia101,095137,958119,376
New Zealand32,18742,92028,066
Canada10,8704,78810,662
Rubber Tyres and Tubes for Motor Cars*Union of South Africa90,280102,335150,941
Australia106,917197,601159,322
New Zealand51,93192,19780,764
Canada1,3181,7591,831
*These particulars unavoidably include Inner Tubes for Motor Cycles and Cycles.