HC Deb 11 June 1940 vol 361 c1108
2. Mr. Mort

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether our losses at sea are included in the imports and exports Returns?

Sir A. Duncan

As the Trade Accounts of the United Kingdom show the goods exported and imported, they include goods sent from this country which may subsequently be lost at sea and they do not include goods despatched to this country which fail to arrive.