§ 35. Mr. Viggers
asked the Secretary of State for Trade what was the United Kingdom's balance of trade position in relation to the present European Economic Community countries in 1972 and in1973; and what was the United Kingdom's balance of trade position in relation to countries other than the present EEC members in 1972 and 1973.
§ Mr. Deakins
The trade deficit with the other countries of the European Economic Community was £532 million in 1972 and £1,119 million in 1973; for the rest of the world the corresponding figures were £145 million and £1,256 million, respectively.