HC Deb 06 July 1987 vol 119 c64W
Mr. George

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what has been the value of imports of defence equipment from the United States of America for each of the last six years, together with the corresponding figures for United Kingdom defence exports to the United States of America.

Mr. Sainsbury

It has not been the practice of successive Governments to publish detailed figures for our defence trade with individual countries. The annual defence balance of trade ratios agreed with the United States for each of the last six years, United States: United Kingdom are:

1980–81 2.0:1
1981–82 2.0:1
1982–83 1.9:1
1983–84 2.1:1
1984–85 1.9:1
1985–86 1.5:1