HC Deb 19 July 1983 vol 46 cc78-9W
Mr. Austin Mitchell

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what was the United Kingdom deficit with the Six in trade in manufactures less precious stones in 1982 and in the first five months of 1983; and how this compares with 1970.

Mr. Channon

The information is as follows:

United Kingdom Balance of Trade European Community (original six) Balance of payments basis
£ million
1970 1982 Jan. to May 1983
Manufactures less precious stones* +146 -5,121 -3,197
* Standard international trade classification, division 66.