HC Deb 05 December 1991 vol 200 c204W
Mr. Sillars

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is the balance of trade between the United Kingdom and the Arab states taken as a whole; and what is that balance between the European Community and the Arab states.

Mr. Lilley

In 1990 the United Kingdom's balance of trade in visible goods with the Arab states was in surplus by £2.4 billion. The European Community had a deficit of £2.6 billion.

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