Imports and Exports.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce. – in the House of Commons on 6th October 1931.

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Photo of Mr Philip Oliver Mr Philip Oliver , Manchester, Blackley

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asked the President of the Board of Trade the value of the imports into the United Kingdom, the value of the exports of produce and manufactures of the United Kingdom, and the value of exports of imported merchandise for the month of September, or, if not, the said values for the first, second, and third completed weeks of the month, or such other information on the subject as is available?

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

Particulars of the total trade of the United Kingdom are not compiled for periods of less than a calendar month. The figures for September will be published in the "Accounts relating to Trade and Navigation of the United Kingdom" on Monday next.

Photo of Mr Philip Oliver Mr Philip Oliver , Manchester, Blackley

Can the right hon. Gentleman tell us whether the approximate figures which he gets every week show a considerable increase in the exports?

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

I do not get any returns every week. I only get returns at the end of the month.

Photo of Mr John Gretton Mr John Gretton , Burton

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asked the President of the Board of Trade if he can give particulars of the imports of dutiable articles during the month of September?

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

Particulars of the imports during September of the more important dutiable goods will be found in the September issue of the monthly "Accounts relating to Trade and Navigation of the United Kingdom," which will be published on Monday next. I should explain that owing to the labour involved full particulars of the imports of these goods are not compiled by the Customs except for calendar years.

Photo of Sir Nicholas Grattan-Doyle Sir Nicholas Grattan-Doyle , Newcastle upon Tyne North

Can the right hon. Gentleman say how these returns compare with the figures of the previous month, and the average of the previous three months?

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

I could do so when I get them, but I cannot get them until next Monday.