§ Mr. Maurice Macmillan
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that the monthly trade figures are not consistent with the basis of the figures published in Economic Trends, and whether he will consider publishing a monthly statement showing imports and exports on a balance of payments basis that is consistent with the quarterly figures published in Economic Trends.
§ Mr. Mason:
I have been asked to reply.
The balance of payments figures in the two statements are entirely consistent.