§ 29. Mr. LEWIS JONES
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether in view of the lapse of time, it is possible for summarised figures of the recent census of production to be published forthwith, showing for each of the main divisions of industry the percentages that exports and imports, respectively, bear to the total production?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
The first of a series of preliminary trade reports on the results of the 1930 Census of Production will be published in the Board of Trade Journal of the 10th December. This report will deal with the heavy iron and steel trades and will include a comparison of production with imports and exports. Similar reports on other trades will be published as quickly as the work of collecting outstanding returns, and examining and tabulating the returns received, permits.
§ Mr. T. WILLIAMS
Is it possible for the right hon. Gentleman to put side by side with our own production of iron and steel the production of the United States and Germany?