Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce. – in the House of Commons on 16th September 1931.

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Photo of Mr Carlyon Bellairs Mr Carlyon Bellairs , Maidstone


asked the President of the Board of Trade what was the value of manufactured goods sent by Soviet Russia to the United Kingdom in 1930; and what has been the value up to the latest available date in 1931.

Photo of Mr Gwilym Lloyd George Mr Gwilym Lloyd George , Pembrokeshire

According to the trade returns of the Soviet Union the value of goods classed therein as manufactured articles exported to the United Kingdom during 1930 amounted to 5,263,000 gold roubles, or about £556,500 at the par rate of exchange. In addition, petroleum products—including refined petroleum which is classed in the United Kingdom trade returns among articles wholly or mainly manufactured—were exported to the United Kingdom to the value of 38,473,000 gold roubles or £4,068,000. No corresponding information for any period of 1931 is yet available in my Department.

Photo of Mr Joseph Toole Mr Joseph Toole , Salford South

Will the hon. Gentleman give us any figures regarding the exports from this country to Russia during the same period?