§ Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the great delay on the part of the statistical department of His Majesty's Customs in the publication of the detailed returns of imports and exports at the various ports in the United Kingdom, etc.; whether he is aware that the figures for 1922 are not yet issued as a Parliamentary Paper, as is usual; and, if so, what steps he intends to take in the matter?
I have been asked to reply. The first three volumes of the Annual Statement of Trade were on sale in the autumn. Their preparation was pressed forward to meet the requirements of the Imperial Economic Conference, and this caused some delay in the completion of Volume IV, but it is ready for issue and will be on sale in a day or two.