§ Mr. Bishop
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will give the figures relating to the balance of payments deficit for each month for 1964 and for 409W 1965 to date; and by what date he now plans to resolve Great Britain's balance of payments difficulties, in view of the Government's economic policies to that end.
§ Mr. Callaghan
Monthly figures are not available. The deficit on current and long-term capital transactions was as follows:—
1964 £ million 1st Quarter -140 2nd Quarter -174 3rd Quarter -251 4th Quarter -180 1965 1st Quarter -97
It remains the Government's objective to restore equilibrium in the course of next year.