HC Deb 24 March 1980 vol 981 c400W
Mr. Brocklebank-Fowler

asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will publish in the Official Report a table of the less-developed countries with which the United Kingdom enjoys a balance of trade surplus, showing the annual surpluses for each year over the last five years to the latest convenient date.

Mr. Parkinson

I regret that it would entail undue cost to do so, in view of the large number of countries concerned. The information can be obtained from table I of the annual editions of theOverseas Trade Statistics of the United Kingdom for 1976 and 1977 and the December issues for 1978 and 1979.