§ 37. Mr. Jessel
asked the Secretary of State for Trade what was the foreign exchange cost of payments for drugs imported in 1966 and 1974; and what he expects the foreign exchange cost to be in 1976 assuming present rates of exchange.
§ Mr. Deakins
The information is not available. The value of imports on a cif basis is published against SITC(R) Division 54 in Table 304 of the Annual Abstract of Statistics for 1975. This valuation includes any part of the transaction paid for in sterling, including any sums paid to British shipping lines, insurers, etc.