HC Deb 18 July 1969 vol 787 c234W
Mr. Maurice Macmillan

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the estimated amount of imports bought on public account, excluding United States military aircraft, that at present appear in the visible balance.

Mr. Harold Lever

The practical difficulties of producing a useful estimate of public sector imports would be similar to those involved in producing figures of the private basic balance, which my right hon. Friend referred to in his reply to a Question by the hon. Member on 8th July.—[Vol. 786, c. 1145.]

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