§ Mr. Meacher
To ask the President of the Board of Trade what were the total value of United Kingdom exports to Saudi Arabia for each year from 1980, broken down into civil and defence-related exports.
§ Mr. Needham
Information on United Kingdom visible trade is published in "Monthly Review of External Trade Statistics", a copy of which is available in the Library.
For reasons of commercial confidentiality, it has been the consistent policy of successive Governments not to disclose particulars of defence trade with other countries. It is therefore not possible to provide a breakdown into civil and defence-related exports.