HC Deb 07 November 1921 vol 148 cc78-9W

asked the President of the Board of Trade if the Board of Trade Returns are to be issued quarterly instead of monthly; what is the cost of issuing these Returns monthly, and what is the estimated cost of issuing them quarterly; and, since it is undesirable at the present time to restrict vital information respecting the trade of this country, will he reconsider the matter?


The Board of Trade Returns which it is proposed shortly to issue quarterly instead of monthly are those relating to the trade of foreign countries and British Possessions. There is no intention of converting the Returns relating to the trade of the United Kingdom from a monthly to a quarterly publication.