§ GENERAL SIR GEORGE BALFOUR
asked the President of the Board of Trade, To explain why the Annual Statement of Trade of the United Kingdom is not ready for reference within the first quarter of the year, seeing that the Trade Accounts, from which the Annual Statement is compiled, are all collected immediately the year closes?
§ VISCOUNT SANDON
, in reply, said, the Board of Customs was responsible for the delay. He had written to the Chairman of the Board with the view of expediting the publication of the Statement, and it would be laid before the House as soon as possible.