HC Deb 24 June 1968 vol 767 c1W
24. Mr. William Hamilton

asked the Minister of Technology what progress has been made in the last four years in the export of computers to Eastern Europe and to other parts of the world, respectively; and what is the estimated increase up to 1971.

Mr. Benn

Between 1964 and 1967 exports of computing equipment to Eastern Europe increased from £0.76 million to £2.7 million, an increase of about 250 per cent., while exports to the rest of the world increased from £6.1 million to £16.7 million or 174 per cent. This welcome increase in our export trade is likely to continue, but I would not like to predict a value for 1971.