§ Mr. Atkinson
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will give the figures for the amount of official credit to finance Anglo-Soviet trade for each year between 1975 and 1987; and what information lie has about any additional credit provided to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
§ Mr. Alan Clark
It is not the practice of this or previous Governments to reveal the amount of official credit guaranteed by ECGD to individual countries. Figures for business insured and exports insured by area are published in ECGD's Summary of Audited Trading Results 1986–87. For information on other credit provided to the USSR one would need to approach those financial institutions involved.