26. Mr. ANDERSON
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the orders placed in Great Britain by Russia during January, 1936, amounted to £255,214, whereas in January, 1935, the amount was 2706,468; and whether he can explain the cause of the decrease?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
My attention has been drawn to the statistics referred to, but I doubt whether comparisons between periods so short as a month have much practical value.