§ SIR JULIAN GOLDSMID (St. Pancras, S.)
asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether he will consider the desirability of giving more complete figures with regard to quantities in the trade statistics of the United Kingdom, so that more accurate conclusions maybe arrived at than can be obtained from figures of value only?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRADE (Mr. MUNDELLA) (Sheffield, Brightside)
(who replied) said: The Board of Trade are anxious to give the quantities as well as values of articles imported and exported, and they will endeavour to do so as far as practicable. There are great difficulties in the way, owing to the miscellaneous character of the trade of the United Kingdom, and the objection of merchants to declaring particulars which they can only ascertain with difficulty themselves.