§ Mr. Butcher
asked the Secretary of State for Trade (1) if he will list those statistical or management reports of the Department of Trade which require input from field numbers, 32 to 46 inclusive, of the C10 general import entry form;
(2) if he will list those statistical or management reports of the Department of Trade which require input from the information contained in the C10 general import entry form.
§ Mr. Parkinson
The information collected by this form is mainly required by Her Majesty's Customs in the dis-636W charge of the administrative responsibilities laid upon it by Parliament. The principal report for which the Department of Trade is responsible which contains information obtained from the form C10 is the Overseas Trade Statistics of the United Kingdom. A number of other regular statistical publications also include data drawn from the form, including:Business Monitor MA 8: Nationality of vessels in United Kingdom seaborne trade;Business Monitor MQ 10: Overseas trade analysed in terms of industries;Business Monitor MQ 12: Import penetration and export sales ratios for manufacturing industry;Monthly Press Notice: The current account of the United Kingdom balance of payments;Monthly Review of External Trade Statistics; United Kingdom Trade with European Countries.
Articles drawn from these sources also apper regularly in the periodical " British Business ", and the business monitor production series (in which there are currently over 160 separate titles) includes import statistics which derive ultimately from the form C10. Additionally, there are a large number of other reports and statistical documents, regular and ad hoc, circulated both within and outside the Department, which in varying degree incorporate information obtained from that form.