HC Deb 15 November 1988 vol 140 c583W
Mr. Denzil Davies

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what has been the total percentage increase from 1981 to 1988 in the volume of United Kingdom exports and imports of manufactured goods, respectively.

Mr. Alan Clark

Between the first nine months of 1981 and the same period in 1988 the volume of United Kingdom exports of manufactured goods on a seasonally adjusted balance of payments basis increased by 36 per cent. The corresponding increase in the volume of imports was 93 per cent.