HC Deb 21 January 1965 vol 705 cc121-2W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the President of the Board of Trade, whether he is aware that during the past year West Germany's trade with the Communist countries has increased by 25 per cent.; and whether he will publish in Hansard details giving the relative increase or decrease in British trade with the Communist countries during the past year.

Mr. Redhead

My information is that the value of West Germany's total trade in both directions with the Communist countries and with Eastern Germany was 17 per cent. greater in January-October, 1964, than in the corresponding period of 1963. There was virtually no change between those periods in the corresponding total of the United Kingdom's trade. The value of trade between the United Kingdom and individual countries can be obtained from Account IV of the Trade and Navigation Accounts.