HC Deb 19 February 1990 vol 167 c524W
Mr. Geraint Howells

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what are the latest trends in imports.

Mr. Norman Lamont

In the fourth quarter of 1989, import volumes (less oil and erratics) fell by 4 per cent. This is clear evidence that import growth is slowing sharply in response to the slowdown in domestic demand.

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