HC Deb 16 November 1982 vol 32 c108W
Mr. Austin Mitchell

asked the Minister for Trade what is his estimate of the balance of trade in manufactures with (a) the whole European Economic Community and (b) the original European Economic Community Six for the first six months of 1982 at an annualised rate.

Mr. Peter Rees

The crude deficit in the first six months of 1982, at an annualised rate, was(a) £4.8 billion and (b) £5.5 billion.