§ Mr. Swingler
asked the President of the Board of Trade the weight and value of imported furs during the 12 months ended 30th April, 1939 and 1946, respectively; the value of exported fur coats during the same periods; and the proportions, in monetary values, of these items coming from, and going to, dollar countries during the latter period.
§ Sir S. Cripps
In the twelve months ended April, 1939, imports of fur skins, other than rabbit skins, amounted to 3,900 tons, valued at £11,42,000 and exports of fur clothing were valued at £106,000. Imports of fur skins in the twelve months ended April, 1946, amounted to 2,100 tons, valued at £8,471,000, of which 41 per cent. by value was from the United States and 22 per cent, from Canada. Exports of fur clothing during the same period were 191W valued at £104,000, of which Canada received 5 per cent. and other dollar countries negligible amounts.