§ 35. Mr. RAIKES
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether any alteration in the method of compiling official shipping statistics has been brought into force since 1st January, 1936?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
No alteration has been introduced this year in the method of compiling the existing statistics of shipping movements, but as from 1st January, 1936, the information collected in respect of the overseas trade of this 723 country has included particulars of the nationality of the vessels conveying the goods, and statistics based on these particulars will be published after the end of the year.