§ Sir W. Smithers
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he can give the annual figures for the amount of shipping tonnage using the Port of London; and the value of their cargoes for the years 1913 and 1938 and for the latest available date.
§ Mr. Dalton
Particulars of the tonnage of vessels arriving at the port of London in the years 1913, 1938 and 1939 in the foreign and coasting trades are given below, together with the value of imports recorded as entered at the port of London in the years concerned. Goods unloaded60W from vessels in the coasting trade are not recorded as imports. Figures for years after 1939 cannot yet be made public.
— 1913. 1938. 1939. Thousand tons net Arrivals in the Foreign trade: With cargo 11,713 19,369 16,329 In ballast 2,012 3,152 2,537 Coasting trade: With cargo 5,726 7,352 6,544 In ballast 637 904 1,086 Total arrivals 20,088 30,777 26,496 £ million Value of imports entered at London. 253.9 381.8 344.4