§ 4. Mr. Bellenger
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he can give any estimate of the present balance of trade for the United Kingdom?
The excess of imports over exports of merchandise in the trade of the United Kingdom during the first five months of 1937 was £154.4 million. It is not practicable to furnish, for periods 174 other than a calendar year, an estimate of the invisible items entering into the balance of payments.