HC Deb 12 March 1984 vol 56 c13W
Mr. Tony Banks

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will arrange for each category of goods subject to export licensing to be separately identified in the overseas trade statistics; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Kenneth Baker

No. Adding to the considerable expense of collecting and publishing the statistics of overseas trade in their present amount of detail could be justified only where the volume or value of trade is of sufficient size to warrant the cost of doing so.