HC Deb 06 July 1903 vol 124 c1374

To ask the President of the Board of Trade if, having regard to the importance of having the trade statistics for 1902 available as quickly as possible, the issue of the statistical abstract can be somewhat expedited in view of the fiscal discussion now in progress.

(Answered by Mr. Bonar Law.) Every effort will be made to publish the statistical abstract at as early a date as possible, but it cannot be issued until the necessary data are available. Meanwhile the hon. and gallant Member will find figures relating to the trade of 1902 in the Monthly Accounts of Trade and Navigation for December last.