§ Mr. Liddall
asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether he will give a Report of the recent work of his Department, and state precisely the progress made?
§ Mr. Johnstone
No, Sir. As my hon. Friend is aware, the publication of detailed trade statistics has been suspended 1855W for the duration of the war: without them no such Report could be of interest. Moreover the preparation of a Report at the present time would involve considerable labour at a time when our public services are working under heavy pressure.