§ 28. Sir J. Langford-Holt
asked the Secretary of State for Trade what is the balance of payment figure for the year 1977 to date, excluding British-produced oil figures and assuming a level of oil imports equivalent to 1976 levels, compared with the deficit of £1,472 million for the five months May to September 1977.
§ Mr. Meacher
In the first 10 months of 1977 the visible deficit, adjusted in the way requested for trade in crude oil, is estimated at £3,140 million.