§ 31. Mr. Teddy Taylor
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what was the surplus or deficit in trade in manufactures with the European Economic Community and the rest of the world, respectively, over the most recent 12 month period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Alan Clark
In the 12 months ending September there was a deficit of £10 billion on our trade with the Community and a surplus of £5½ billion on our trade with the rest of the world, on the balance of payments basis.