HC Deb 08 April 1982 vol 21 c490W
Mr. Austin Mitchell

asked the Minister for Trade why the January trade statistics were published seven weeks late; and when it is proposed to publish the February and March statistics.

Mr. Peter Rees

The January trade statistics were delayed by difficulties associated with the new procedure for the processing of documents at Her Majesty's Customs and Excise. It is hoped to be able to publish the February figures before the end of April and the March figures shortly thereafter.