HC Deb 06 November 1968 vol 772 c88W
48. Mr. Silvester

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will make a statement about the current level of imports of manufactured and semi-manufactured goods.

Mr. Dell

Comparing the four months June-September with the four months February-May, imports of semi- and finished manufactures increased in value slightly, in each case by about 1 per cent. In volume terms semi-manufactures were only a little higher despite rising production, while finished goods declined moderately.