asked the President of the Board of Trade the amount of exports to Russia and of imports from Russia, specifying the various articles, for the year ended 31st July, 1914, 1929, and 1930?
Detailed particulars of our trade with Russia during the years ended 31st July, 1914, 1929 and 1930 are not available. My hon. Friend will find particulars in respect of the principal commodities imported into and exported from the United Kingdom during the calendar years 1913 and 1914, and consigned from and to the former Russian Empire, on pages 151 to 156 of Volume II of the "Annual Statement of the Trade of the United Kingdom" for 1914. Similar information in respect of the trade of Great Britain and Northern Ireland with the Soviet Union (Russia) during the calendar years 1928 and 1929 and the first nine months of 1930 was given in a reply on the 6th November to the hon. and gallant Member for North Hackney (Captain Hudson) of which I am sending my hon. Friend a copy.