HC Deb 28 February 1952 vol 496 cc185-6W
109. Mr. Russell

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will resume publication in the Trade and Navigation Accounts of the bullion and specie account which used to be included in prewar issues.

Mr. P. Thorneycroft

I have considered this suggestion with some care, but I am not convinced that the value of these figures would justify the expense of their publication. If, however, my hon. Friend has any particular arguments to put to me about the usefulness of publishing them, I should be glad if he would let me know, so that I can consider the matter further.