Earl of Dalkeith
asked the President of the Board of Trade what proportion of the adverse trade balance with the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics during the first 10 months of 1965 is represented by imports of timber, pulp and processed timber.
§ Mr. Mason
Detailed figures are not yet available for October. In the period January-September, 1965, these imports were valued at £38.5 million, representing 78 per cent. of the adverse trade balance of £49.6 million (the difference between imports valued c.i.f. and exports plus re-exports valued f.o.b.).