§ 30. Mr. Cronin
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will arrange for details of invisible transactions in 1957, particularly of those appertaining to banking, insurance, merchanting, and brokerage, to be published as soon as convenient; and also for those for the current and future years to be published in the annual balance of payments White Papers.
§ Mr. Maudling
The statistics available about overseas transactions in the fields to which the hon. Member particularly refers are too uncertain at present to be included in the six-monthly White Papers. So far as can be estimated at present, the approximate figures given for 1956 by the Economic Secretary in reply to the hon. Member for Edmonton (Mr. Albu) on 19th December broadly apply to 1957 as well, except that merchanting probably earned a little more and insurance slightly less than in 1956.