HC Deb 10 March 1988 vol 129 c309W
28. Ms. Armstrong

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he has a revised figure for the anticipated balance of trade in(a) manufactured goods and (b) services for the United Kingdom for the current year; and what was the figure for 1979.

Mr. Major

My right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer will be making a new forecast for the current year at Budget time. In 1979 the balance of trade in manufactured goods showed a surplus of £2,698 million and services a surplus of £3,815 million.