18. Mr. VYVYAN ADAMS
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has any statement to make with regard to the condition of trade and employment?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of TRADE (Dr. Burgin)
It would not be practicable to deal adequately with this subject within the limits of a reply to a question. I would refer my hon. Friend to the Trade and Navigation Accounts for September, the Board of Trade Journal of 18th and 25th October, and the Ministry of Labour Gazette of October for the latest available figures of increased trade and employment.
§ Sir J. NALL
Arising out of the figures disclosed in these documents, what steps are the Government taking to reduce the 186 present high level of imports of manufactured goods?
§ Dr. BURGIN
Every category of manufactured goods is examined very carefully. By far the greater proportion are processed again after arrival here and provide employment in this country.