HC Deb 22 January 1980 vol 977 c201W
Mr. Deakins

asked the Secretary of State for Trade what measures he proposes to improve the United Kingdom's balance of trade with the EEC.

Mr. Parkinson

Our balance of trade with the EEC, as with our trading partners generally, depends on our industries being internationally competitive. The Government's policies are directed to creating the conditions appropriate to that requirement.