HC Deb 20 May 1974 vol 874 c4W
33 . Mr. Dykes

asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will publish in the OFFICIAL REPORT the figures for the balance of visible trade between the United Kingdom and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics for the last 12-month period for which figures are available.

Mr. Deakins

The "crude" trade deficit—that is, the difference between imports cif and exports fob—in the 12 months ended April 1974 was £261 million; the deficit on a balance of payments basis is not available.