§ 86. Mr. Worthington
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations he has had from the electronics industry on the subject of skills shortages.
§ 100. Mr. Allan Roberts
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is the latest annual estimate of the balance of trade in electronic components.
§ Mr. Forth
Estimates based on figures published by the Central Statistical Office suggest that the United Kingdom had a crude trade deficit' in electronic components2 of Eli billion in 1989.
1 Imports (cif) less Exports (fob).
2 Principal Products of Activity Headings 3444 and 3453 of the Standard Industrial Classification (Revised 1980).