HC Deb 19 July 1960 vol 627 cc220-1
8. Mr. Albu

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will arrange for figures relating to the import and export of the natural insecticide, pyrethrum extract, to be published as separate items in the United Kingdom Monthly Trade and Navigation Accounts, now that the import of pyrethrum into the United Kingdom is about £500,000 annually and constitutes a relatively important part of inter-Commonwealth trade, and in view of the fact that other import and export items of a much smaller value are included in the Accounts.

Mr. Maudling

I will consider this suggestion though it is too late for consideration for the 1961 Accounts.

Mr. Albu

Is the President aware that there are a number of chemical products in the same division of which the imports are very much less which are itemised separately, and that this happens to be a particularly important export of Kenya and one which is growing?

Mr. Maudling

I think there is a strong case for including this in the statistics. I will look into the matter.