HC Deb 16 May 1990 vol 172 cc440-1W
134. Mr. Morgan

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is his latest estimate of the level of imports into the United Kingdom of items classified as erratic items, in 1990.

Mr. Norman Lamont

The value of erratic imports, defined as ships, North sea installations, aircraft (together comprising SITC(REV 3) 792 and 793), precious stones (667) and silver (681.1) on a seasonally adjusted, balance of payments basis is £1,801 million, for the first quarter of 1990.