HC Deb 01 March 1982 vol 19 c11W
24. Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for Trade what has been the balance of trade with countries of the Eastern bloc, COMECON group, over the last year; and what is the anticipated balance of trade with those countries over the coming year.

Mr. Peter Rees

In 1980 there was a surplus of £235 million in our crude balance of trade with the COMECON countries. I prefer not to venture an estimate for 1981 or 1982.