HC Deb 05 March 1963 vol 673 cc35-6W
Mr. Turton

asked the President of the Board of Trade what was the balance of trade betwen the United Kingdom and the European Free Trade Area countries in the years 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, and 1962, respectively.

Mr. Green

My right hon. Friend is always ready to help hon. Members in matters relating to statistics, but is not prepared to give information that is readily obtainable from published documents available in the House of Commons library. Hon. Members can obtain the balance of trade between the United Kingdom and any other country or groups of countries, i.e. the difference between imports valued c.i.f. and exports plus re-exports valued f.o.b., from Account IV of the appropriate issues of the Accounts relating to Trade and Navigation of the United Kingdom which is a Return to the Order of this House. The Research Division of the House of Commons Library is always willing to help hon. Members with information of this sort.

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