HC Deb 23 July 1969 vol 787 c378W
71. Mr. Hooson

asked the President of the Board of Trade what was the percentage increase of trading by the United Kingdom with the Common Market countries, the European Free Trade Association countries and the Eastern bloc countries, respectively, during 1968.

Mr. Dell

The increase between 1967 and 1968 in the value of our exports to the Common Market was 24 per cent., to the E.F.T.A. countries 13 per cent., and to the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe 33 per cent. Imports into the United Kingdom increased by 24 per cent. from the Common Market, 23 per cent. from the E.F.T.A. countries and 19 per cent. from the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.