§ 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.