HC Deb 16 February 1973 vol 850 cc451-2W
Mr. Skeet

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is the current balance of trade with Algeria and the amount of British investment in that country.

Sir G. Howe

The monthly Overseas Trade Statistics of the United Kingdom give current figures for Algeria of imports cif and exports fob, but the difference between these figures is not a precise measure of the visible trade balance because,inter alia, of the difference in the basis in valuation. Figures for British investment in Algeria are not separately available, but it is very small.