HC Deb 05 March 1962 vol 655 c3
3. Mr. Rankin

asked the Minister of Aviation what was the total number of aircraft, and of what kind, booked for export in 1961; and how these figures compare with 1960 and 1959, respectively.

Mr. Woodhouse

As the Answer contains a number of figures, I will, with permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Mr. Rankin

While I am awaiting that information, can the hon. Gentleman read my mind a little: are our exports going up or are they falling?

Mr. Woodhouse

I am glad to say that in 1961 they were up by value on 1960, and civil aircraft were up by both numbers and by value.

Following is the Answer:

Combat Non-Combat Civil Used Value
£ million
1959… 173 77 89 91 154.7
1960… 71 48 55 62 140.4
1961… 21 40 59 41 146.4