HC Deb 11 April 1967 vol 744 cc153-4W
50. Mr. Eadie

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the cost of oil to the United Kingdom balance of payments in the years 1963, 1964, 1965 and 1966.

Mr. Diamond

Estimates of this kind cannot be published, but, as my right hon. Friend informed my hon. Friend in reply to his Question on 7th March, the net cost to the balance of payments was considerably less than the c.i.f. valuation shown in the Trade Accounts.—[Vol. 742, c. 237.]