HC Deb 13 March 1963 vol 673 c176W
Mr. Thornton

asked the President of the Board of Trade what proportion of visible trade between the United Kingdom and Hong Kong for the period 1959–62 was represented by exports to Hong Kong; and if he will give the corresponding figure for the period 1955–58.

Mr. Erroll

United Kingdom imports and exports on a comparable valuation basis are not available but, on the basis of total exports being valued f.o.b. and imports c.i.f., the proportions are 48.6 per cent. for the period 1959–62 and 59.1 per cent. for the period 1955–58.