91 and 92. Mr. Shawcross
asked the President of the Board of Trade (1) for what reason 432 private motor cars were imported during January and February; and from which countries they were imported;
(2) for what reason were 1,610 private motor cars imported during the year 1946; and from which countries were they imported.
§ Mr. Belcher
The figures of imports of motor cars for 1946 and for January and February, 1947, included certain sets of parts imported into the United Kingdom286W for incorporation in motor cars manufactured here, as well as complete cars. Of the latter, only 62 were imported during 1946 and 30 during the months of January and February of this year. In view of the small numbers involved, I should not be justified in seeking to ascertain from what countries these cars came nor for what special reason importation was allowed in each case. The Trade Accounts will be corrected to show the true position at the first convenient opportunity.