HC Deb 12 April 1938 vol 334 c916
34. Colonel Nathan

asked the President of the Board of Trade the amount of the visible adverse balance of payments to the latest convenient date, and the comparative figures for last year?

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade (Captain Euan Wallace)

The excess of imports over exports of merchandise during the first two months of this year amounted to £71,600,000, compared with £57,600,000 in the corresponding period of 1937.