Imported Typewriters.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce. – in the House of Commons on 8th December 1932.

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Photo of Major Abraham Lyons Major Abraham Lyons , Leicester East

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asked the President of the Board of Trade the number of type-, writers entering this country from Canada for the months of November, 1932, and 1931, respectively, and the country or countries of origin?

Photo of Mr Edward Burgin Mr Edward Burgin , Luton

Imports into the United Kingdom are recorded according to the countries from which they are consigned and not according to countries of origin. Particulars of the imports of complete typewriters registered during the month of November, 1932, as consigned from Canada are not yet available, but I will send this information to my hon. Friend, together with the corresponding particulars for November, 1931, as soon as possible.

Photo of Major Abraham Lyons Major Abraham Lyons , Leicester East

Has my hon. Friend reason to believe that typewriters which come here from Canada are in any way made in Canada?

Photo of Mr Edward Burgin Mr Edward Burgin , Luton

I cannot deal with that matter in an answer to a supplementary question.

Photo of Sir Patrick Hannon Sir Patrick Hannon , Birmingham Moseley

As the question of Empire content enters largely into questions of this nature, will my hon. Friend tell the House when progress in this matter can be reported?

Photo of Mr Edward Burgin Mr Edward Burgin , Luton

Yes, Sir; very shortly the information will be available.