HC Deb 06 November 1968 vol 772 cc85-6W
38. Mr. Michael Shaw

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will widen the scope of the Board of Trade Quarterly Estimates of the changes in industry's stocks and work in progress to distinguish stocks with a particularly high import content.

Mr. Dell

The National Institute of Economic and Social Research publish a quarterly series showing the stock change of mainly imported commodities. I do not think that I should be justified in asking the business community to undertake the additional work needed to improve on this series.