HC Deb 24 November 1964 vol 702 cc163-4W
Mr. Ian Lloyd

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what variation there was in the dates on which the routine trading and balance of payments statistics were published in the six months preceding the General Election.

Mr. Diamond

The provisional figures of United Kingdom overseas trade in March were released by the Board of Trade on 16th April, one day earlier than in the provisional programme for the year notified to the press in December, 1963.

The August issue of "Economic Trends", in which the figures of United Kingdom net external liabilities in sterling in the second quarter of 1964 were published by the Stationery Office, was, owing to extensive revisions at proof stage, delayed one day.