Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce (Imported Camphor).

– in the House of Commons at on 25 June 1931.

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Sir GEORGE HAMILTON:

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asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he can state the value of the imports of natural camphor and synthetic or artificially-produced camphor for the years 1928, 1929 and 1930, respectively?

Photo of Mr William Graham Mr William Graham , Edinburgh Central

The declared value of the total imports of camphor into the United Kingdom during the years 1928, 1929 and 1930 was £103,077, £106,745 and £57,345, respectively. I regret that separate statistics relating to the importation of natural camphor and of synthetic or artificially-produced camphor are not available.

Sir G. HAMILTON:

Does the right hon. Gentleman recollect that he gave figures in a statement which he made in the House on the Finance Bill although he now says that figures are not available?

Photo of Mr William Graham Mr William Graham , Edinburgh Central

I think my hon. Friend must be under some misapprehension. I gave certain figures, but it remains true that in the Board of Trade returns we do not separate them in the manner suggested in this question.