HC Deb 13 January 1986 vol 89 cc520-1W
Mr. Austin Mitchell

asked the Prime Minister whether she will publish in the Official Report details of the United States trade deficit in manufactures with France, Italy and West Germany for the most recent period of 12 months for which figures are available; and how this compares with the United States surplus with each of the countries on defence equipment.

The Prime Minister

The United States trade deficit in manufactures for 1984 with the countries mentioned was as follows:

$ billion
France 2.5
Germany 10.2
Italy 4.7

Information on certain items of defence equipment is confidential and on others is not separately identified. It is therefore not possible to give complete figures for the United States trade balance in defence equipment with each country.