HC Deb 13 March 1968 vol 760 cc293-4W
65. Mr. Ronald Atkins

asked the President of the Board of Trade what was the value of exports of diesel electric locomotives for the last two years and of the figures available so far for the current year; and what he estimates will be the figures for next year.

Mr. Darling

Diesel electric locomotives are not separately distinguished in the trade statistics, but exports (f.o.b.) of all rail locomotives other than steam and electric (battery-operated or powered from an external source of electricity), excluding parts, totalled £1.8 million in 1966, £3.3 million in 1967 and £0.6 million in January, 1968. I am not able to estimate what the figures will be for next year.