§ Mr. Boardman
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will give the last year's balance of trade figures between the United Kingdom and Hong Kong and indicate also the balance of the main items of United Kingdom exports to and imports from Hong Kong.
§ Mr. Erroll
Details of the main components of United Kingdom trade and the balance of trade with Hong Kong in 1961 are as follows:
January—December 1961 U.K. Imports c.i.f. (£'000) Cotton yarns 1,428 Woven cotton fabrics 9,927 Made-up cotton household goods 1,586 Jewellery 1,481 Clothing 14,745 Footwear 3,479 Toys 2,690 Artificial flowers, etc 1,387 Other imports 8,565 45,288 U.K. Exports f.o.b. Chemicals 6,310 Woollen and worsted woven fabrics 2,824 Other textiles 2,022 Iron and steel 3,293 Non-ferrous base metals 1,510 Machinery (other than electric) 5,439 Electric machinery, apparatus and appliances 6,013 Cars—new 1,064 Chassis and parts and accessories for motor vehicles 1,419 Cigarettes 1,066 Other U.K. exports 12,783 43,743 U.K. Re-exports f.o.b 675 Total Exports f.o.b 44,418 Balance of Trade -870