§ Mr. Ronald Atkins
asked the Secretary of State for Trade how the latest figures of the imbalance of British trade with the world compare with the position at the time the United Kingdom entered the Common Market; and what proportion of this imbalance is trade with the EEC.
§ Mr. Deakins
The information is as follows:
BALANCE OF PAYMENTS BASIS Visible balance with the world £million Visible balance with EEC as a proportion of the visible balance with the world Percentage 1973 … −2,332 50 1975 … −3,200 74