HC Deb 08 February 1971 vol 811 c30
44. Dame Patricia Hornsby-Smith

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what proportion of British exports in 1970 went to the sterling area, excluding sterling countries in Europe, western Europe as a whole, the European Free Trade Association countries, and the European Economic Community, respectively.

Mr. Noble

22, 47, 16 and 22 per cent. respectively.

Dame Patricia Hornsby-Smith

Will my right hon. Friend say for which areas, respectively, those figures represent an increase or decrease in trade over the last 10 years?

Mr. Noble

I am afraid that my right hon. Friend will have to put that down as a separate Question, because I have not the figures here.