HC Deb 10 July 1967 vol 750 cc37-8W
Mr. Bishop

asked the Minister of Technology if he will state the value of United Kingdom aerospace exports in 1967 to date; if he will list the countries to which exports have been sent, with the amounts concerned; and whether off-set agreements were involved.

Mr. Benn

United Kingdom aerospace exports from 1st January 1967 to 31st May, 1967 amounted to £82.6 million. A breakdown by countries supplied is not readily available, but an analysis by currency areas prepared by H.M. Customs and Excise is given below.

£ million
Sterling Area 22.0
North America 19.9
Latin America 6.8
E.E.C. 20.5
E.F.T.A. 5.6
U.S.S.R. and Eastern Europe negligible
Rest of the world 7.7

It is not feasible to say whether any of these shipments included products covered by offset agreements.

Mr. Bishop

asked the Minister of Technology what representations have been made to him by the Action Committee for European Aerospace concerning a proposal for a European aerospace council to promote European co-operation on the lines of the Atomic Energy Community and the Coal and Steel Community; and what reply he has sent.

Mr. Benn

No representations have been made direct. But I have read the recent statement of its views on the subject published inFlight International Magazine for June.

Mr. Bishop

asked the Minister of Technology if he will list the organisations in which Her Majesty's Government have an interest and which are concerned with European co-operation in the aerospace industry.

Mr. Benn

European Conference on Satellite Communications.

European Organisation for the Development and Construction of Space Vehicle Launchers.

European Space Research Organisation.

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