HC Deb 12 December 1922 vol 159 c2628W
Captain BENN

asked the President of the Board of Trade what is the reason for the delay in publishing the Annual Trade Returns of the United Kingdom; and whether, seeing that these are usually issued in July or August, whereas the 1921 Returns are not yet issued, he can say when they are likely to become available?


Volume I of the Returns was issued in September; the remaining volumes will appear shortly. It has not been possible to issue them sooner, owing to the necessity for reducing expenditure.