§ Mr. Fernyhough
asked the Secretary of State for Trade what is the total deficit between the United Kingdom's exports to and imports from the EEC for the period commencing 1st January 1973 to 30th June 1976.
§ Mr. Meacher
Figures of our trade with the EEC on a balance of payments basis are not yet available for the second quarter of 1976. The aggregate United Kingdom crude trade deficit—that is, exports f.o.b. less imports c.i.f.—with the EEC from the beginning of 1973 to the first half of 1976 was £6,885 million.