§ Mr. Pattie
The United Kingdom had a positive trade balance in the high technology goods of £75 million in 1985. I am confident that United Kingdom companies are well placed to take advantage of the export cpportunities which will arise in 1986 and 1987.
§ Mr. Ashdown
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if, pursuant to his answer of 8 April, Official Report, column 20, on assistance given in the procurement of United States re-export licences, he will give (a) the specific kind of goods which were to be exported, (b) the destinations to which they were to be exported and (c) the approximate percentage of American content in those goods; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Alan Clark
In two cases the destination involved was USSR: in one, Hong Kong: in the other two cases, a number of destinations were involved. Information about the nature of the goods and the percentage of US content is commercially confidential.