HC Deb 23 February 1984 vol 54 cc601-2W
Mr. Gould

asked the Secretary of Trade and Industry whether he will publish in the Official Report a table showing for the EEC and for the rest of the world in 1970 and 1983 the numbers imported and exported, respectively, of (a) cars, (b) heavy commercial vehicles and (c) buses and coaches.

Mr. Alexander Fletcher

For details of trade in passenger motor cars in 1970, I refer the hon. Member to the answers given to his previous questions on 23 November 1983 at column161–4. the remaining information, so far as it can be provided within acceptable limits of cost, is as follows:

European Community Rest of World
United Kingdom Imports United Kingdom Imports United Kingdom Exports United Kingdom Exports
(a) Passenger motor cars:
1983 767,348 98,471 314,251 181,168
(b) Public-service passenger vehicles:
1970 1,034 748 57 4,307
1983 1,557 326 85 6,143

Source: Data corresponding to (a) SITC (R2) Group 781 and tariff heading 8704–9100 (ex Sub-group 784.1) and (b) SITC (R2) sub-group 783.1 and (for 1970) SITC (R1) Sub-group 732.2 in the United Kingdom Overseas Trade Statistics.


  1. (1) The European Community is defined throughout in accordance with current membership;
  2. (2) Corresponding information in respect of heavy commercial vehicles is not readily available and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.