HC Deb 03 July 1916 vol 83 c1227W
Commander BELLAIRS

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in order to facilitate the future study and regulation of the trade of the Allies in the economic war with Germany, he will endeavour to promote a common system of valuation of the imports and exports in the allied countries and in our Empire?


Efforts have been constantly made for a number of years past to promote comparability in the trade statistics of different portions of the Empire and foreign countries, and these efforts will certainly be continued, though there are obvious difficulties in securing the adoption of a uniform system by countries whose circumstances and needs are very different.