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Colonies And Protectorates

Volume 236: debated on Monday 17 March 1930

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies into what main divisions of trade, e.g., whether textiles, agricultural, electrical or other machinery, coal, etc., the imports into the 35 Colonies and Protectorates in 1927 and 1928 can be divided, the respective totals being £57,876,000 and £58,422,000 from the United Kingdom, £54,062,000 and £50,118,000 from the rest of the British Empire, including India, and £113,383,000 and £101,628,000 from foreign countries?

The compilation of totals, for 35 Colonies and Protectorates, of figures under separate headings and items, will entail the examination of a great number of returns and take a long time, and I have some doubt how far it would be possible in all cases to give an accurate result. If the hon. and gallant Member will communicate with me, I

country to Russia during the last quarter of 1929?

The total declared value of cotton goods of all descriptions exported from the United Kingdom during the quarter ended 31st December, 1929, and registered as consigned to the Soviet Union (Russia) amounted to £7,434. Details are shown in the following table:shall be glad to consider with him how we can best reconcile a reasonable desire for more detailed information with a reasonable economy of time and labour.