§ 98. Mr. Grimond
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will now make arrangements to issue the Monthly Trade and Navigation Accounts more promptly; and why statistics of emigration and immigration are no longer included in these returns.
Mr. H. Wilson
No. Bearing in mind the amount of information presented I think the Monthly Trade and Navigation Accounts are laid before the House with a commendably short delay. So far as I can ascertain, migration statistics have not been published as part of the Monthly Trade and Navigation Accounts, 251W but they have appeared in the Board of Trade Journal since 1920. It is hoped to present improved and quarterly figures in that publication in the course of this year.