HC Deb 15 December 1975 vol 902 c491W
40. Mr. Viggers

asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he is satisfied with the external trading record of British industry.

Mr. Shore

No. Although the United Kingdom increased its share of trade in manufactures during the first half of this year, we have a continuing balance of payments deficit. It is important that the fullest advantage is taken of the upturn in world trade as it develops.