Balance of Trade (Germany).

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce. – in the House of Commons on 20th February 1922.

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Photo of Sir Patrick Hannon Sir Patrick Hannon , Birmingham Moseley

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asked the President of the Board of Trade whether an estimate can be prepared of the German balance of trade on lines similar to those adopted by the Board of Trade for estimating the British balance of trade, which is published periodically in the "Board of Trade Journal"?

Photo of Mr Stanley Baldwin Mr Stanley Baldwin , Bewdley

On two occasions rough estimates of the balance of trade of the United Kingdom have been published in the "Board of Trade Journal," but, as pointed out at the time, these estimates were based on information which, although the best obtainable, was imperfect. I regret that I am not in possession of information which would enable an estimate, however rough, to be prepared of the balance of trade of Germany.

Photo of Sir Patrick Hannon Sir Patrick Hannon , Birmingham Moseley

Is the Intelligence Department of the Board of Trade keeping in touch with what is happening in Germany?