§ Mrs. Currie
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what are the changes in volume of car exports and of car imports over the past year; and what has been the effect on the balance of payments.
§ Mr. Sainsbury
Information in the volume of car and taxi exports and imports is regularly published in the monthly statistical review of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, available in the House of Commons Library. The balance of trade in cars and taxis narrowed from minus £5,008 million in 1989, to minus £4,175 million in 1990, a reduction of £833 million.