HC Deb 08 November 1982 vol 31 c19W
24. Mr. Chapman

asked the Minister for Trade what is his latest estimate of the United Kingdom balance of trade on visibles and invisibles, respectively, in 1982.

Mr. Peter Rees

There was a surplus on visible trade of £794 million and a surplus on invisibles of £1,781 million in the first nine months of the year. The current account surplus of £2,575 million in this period is one of the largest in the country's history.