HC Deb 07 December 1994 vol 251 cc259-60W
Mr. Parry

To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will make a statement on present trading relations with Argentina; and what has been the import/export level during the last five years.

Mr. Needham

[holding answer 5 December 1994]: Our trade relations with Argentina continue to develop strongly. Not only are our exports growing rapidly but some of our best-known companies have invested over US$1 billion in Argentina over the last two years. In addition, there have been a growing number of trade missions to Argentina, including one which I led in July 1994.

Figures for visible United Kingdom exports to and imports from Argentina over the last full five years and in 1994 to end September are: