HC Deb 18 July 1984 vol 64 c221W
Mr. Wilson

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is the estimated direct employment effect within the United Kingdom from exports of goods and services.

Mr. Channon

United Kingdom employment levels are affected by many factors, of which the level of exports is only one. It would be very difficult to identify the relationship between the level of exports and employment in isolation from all the other influences on employment levels.