HC Deb 22 February 1988 vol 128 cc32-3W
Mr. Austin Mitchell

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what estimates he has made of the effect of the industrial modernisation of Portugal on the United Kingdom balance of trade with Portugal; and if he will publish in theOfficial Report details of the overall balance with Portugal in each of the past 15 years and the balance of trade in manufactures.

Mr. Alan Clark

I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave to the hon. Member for Dunfermline, West (Mr. Douglas) on 12 February, at column375. The many factors contributing to the changes in these balances have not been quantified.

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