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Dressed Leather Imports

Volume 319: debated on Tuesday 2 February 1937

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asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will state the imports from 1930 to 1936, each year separately, of chrome side leather and other dressed leather; and the estimated number of people that would have been found employment had the imports been restricted?

Following is a statement showing total imports of dressed leather into the United Kingdom during the past seven years. Separate particulars for chrome side leather are not available. As regards the second part of the question, I regret I am unable to give a reliable estimate.

The following statement shows the total quantity and declared value of dressed leather imported into the United Kingdom during each of the years 1930 to 1936.
Year.Quantity.Declared value.
Note.—The above figures are provisional.