HC Deb 22 November 1956 vol 560 cc93-4W
15. Mr. Holt

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the total amount of postwar credits repaid in 1953, 1954, 1955; and what amount it is estimated is due to be repaid during the years 1956, 1957, and 1958.

Mr. P. Thorneycroft

It is not the usual practice to disclose the total value of military equipment sold to foreign countries, but certain figures covering exports of both civil and military goods are published from time to time. I am circulating below the figures relating to Egypt and Israel:

Mr. H. Brooke

Post-war credits repaid in the calendar years 1953, 1954 and 1955 amounted to £17 million, £23 million and £17½ million, respectively. Repayments in 1956, 1957 and 1958 are expected to be about £17¼ million a year.