HC Deb 01 June 1960 vol 624 c142W
Mr. Russell

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will break down the other net invisibles, in tables 1 to 7 of the United Kingdom Balance of Payments, 1957 to 1959, White Paper, into debits and credits, respectively; and if, in future issues, he will give these details in all the tables.

Mr. Barber

The "Other (net)" invisibles item in the Balance of Payments White Paper covers a large number of different categories of transactions, on which the amount of available information is very variable and does not permit reliable estimates of debits and credits. I therefore regret that the information at our disposal does not allow an analysis of the kind requested to be given. New sources are now being developed for use in the balance of payments estimates, and I hope that it may in time be possible to increase the amount of detail published.