§ 16. Mr. HERBERT WILLIAMS
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he can arrange to publish in the 1164 Board of Trade Journal in the next quarterly review of the volume and value of our overseas trade an analysis separating the volume and value of our trade with Empire countries from that with foreign countries?
§ The SECRETARY for MINES (Mr. Ernest Brown)
I regret that this analysis is not practicable owing to the very considerable expenditure of time and labour which would be involved in the compilation of the necessary statistics and in the subsequent calculations.
§ Mr. H. WILLIAMS
While I realise the difficulties to which the hon. Gentleman refers, does he not think it possible for rather fuller information to be given, for example, in the monthly returns?