HC Deb 05 August 1965 vol 717 cc408-9W
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 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
1st Quarter -97

It remains the Government's objective to restore equilibrium in the course of next year.

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