HC Deb 15 March 1967 vol 743 c97W
64. Mr. Maurice Macmillan

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will publish details of the methods used to calculate the trade gap in balance of payments terms from the recorded figures provided by the Customs and Excise, distinguishing between the seasonal and any other adjustments made.

Mr. Jay

Details are already published. They appear mainly in the notes to the annual publication, United Kingdom Balance of Payments, issued by the Central Statistical Office. Methods of seasonal adjustment of the trade figures were described in detail in the Board of Trade Journal of 6th November, 1959.