HC Deb 20 December 1961 vol 651 c167W
Mr. Ellis Smith

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will set out in tabular from the value of exports

Year 1960 January-October, 1961
Total Exports 31,422,348 10,939,597
of which:—
Electric power equipment (Power Station equipment) 6,724 6,456
Machine tools (Metal working—complete) 874,529 160,570
Railway Axles, Tyres and Wheels* 1,582,710
Textile machinery 250,574 222,701
Synthetic rubber 1,073,854 184,002
Yarns (including mixtures) 366,467 376,150
Woven fabrics (including mixtures) 30,131 10,258
Alloys 64,684 57,830
Metals and alloys† 11,745 7,021
Chemicals and chemical products 2,647,975 1,418,467
Copper (unwrought) 540,072 453,021
Copper wire rods 8,055,168 8,534
Road vehicles 116,130 62,217
Pottery industry products 425 1,144
* Separate figures for wheels are not available.
† In certain cases separate figures for alloys are not available.

Mr. Ellis Smith

asked the President of the Board of Trade what recent representations he has made to the Chinese Government towards increasing trade between China and the United Kingdom.

Mr. J. Erroll

No formal representatations have been necessary, but my officials are in constant touch with the Chinese authorities both in London and in Peking with this aim in mind.