HC Deb 08 April 1982 vol 21 cc487-8W
Mr. Austin Mitchell

asked the Minister for Trade (1) whether he will publish a table in the Official Report showing the increase in the volume of imports and exports of finished manufactures between 1975 and the forth quarter of 1981 using trade in that quarter as weights instead of trade in 1975;

(2) whether he will publish in the Official Report a table showing for the following products the increase in the volume of exports and imports in the fourth quarter of 1981 compared with 1975, using the fourth quarter 1981 trade as weights instead of 1975; cars, textiles, clothing, footwear, plastics, iron and steel, mechanical engineering and the headings covered by table C14 of the "Monthly Review of External Trade Statistics."

Mr. Peter Rees

The information requested is as follows: