HC Deb 26 June 1919 vol 117 cc386-7W
Captain BOWYER

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will state the value of those imports and exports which were excluded from the Board of Trade Returns during the greater portion of the war period on the ground that the goods were, at the time of import or export, the property of His Majesty's or of Allied Governments?


The particulars asked for by my hon. Friend are, unfortunately, not available. Some indication of the amounts of the omitted goods is furnished by tables printed in the "Monthly Accounts of Trade" for December last. These tables show the values which would have been omitted from the Accounts, if published, if the practice of the earlier period had been continued after July, 1917.