§ Mr. Hugh Jenkins
asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will list the contributions made by various industries and services towards the balance of payments in order of importance.
§ Mr. Meacher
The information is not available in the form of requested, as we do not have industry figures on a balance of payments basis and the trade figures are also in terms of commodities rather than industries. However, the overseas trade statistics are reclassified in terms of industries and the results published in Business Monitor, M10, "Overseas Trade Analysed in terms of Industries". Annual figures for services are available in table 1.2 of the "United Kingdom Balance of Payments 1967–1977". Copies of these publications are in the House of Commons Library.