§ 28. Mr. H. G. WILLIAMS
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether has attention has been drawn to the statistics showing the weight of United Kingdom imports and exports published in the annual report of the Liverpool Steamship Owners' Association; and whether he is prepared to 1948 arrange for the recommencement of the publication monthly of similar statistics in the Board of Trade Journal?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
I am aware of the statistics to which my hon. Friend refers, which are apparently estimates based on the official trade returns. I fear I am not satisfied that the results of such calculations would justify the expenditure of time and labour involved in compiling official monthly estimates at the present time.