Oral Answers to Questions — Hong Kong (Dollar Imports)

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 26 October 1949.

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Photo of Mr Woodrow Wyatt Mr Woodrow Wyatt , Birmingham Aston 12:00, 26 October 1949

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what is the proportion spent in dollars on imports into Hong Kong.

Mr. Creech Jones:

The proportion spent in United States and Canadian dollars on imports into Hong Kong in 1948 was 20 per cent., and in the first eight months of 1949 was 23 per cent. These figures are obtainable from the published trade returns.

Photo of Mr John Paton Mr John Paton , Norwich

Can my right hon. Friend say what is the proportion of dollars earned by re-exports from the Colony?

Mr. Creech Jones:

Not without notice.