24. Mr. Edward M. Taylor
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the cost of purchasing aircraft from the United States in the year 1968; and whether this figure was included in the balance of payments figures for the year.
§ Mr. Diamond
Payments to the U.S.A. for military aircraft covered by the ExIm loan arrangements were £109 million. These payments will be included in the balance of payments figures for 1968 which will be published in March. Payments of £89 million for the first three quarters of the year were included in the balance of payments published in December.