HC Deb 22 June 1994 vol 245 c226W
Mr. Spellar

To ask the President of the Board of Trade what are the latest figures for imports and exports of machine tools between the United Kingdom and Japan, Germany and Italy.

Mr. Needham

The information is provided in the table:

United Kingdom trade in machine tools1 for 1993
(£ million, current prices)
Country Imports Exports
Japan 106.9 9.2
Germany 122.7 43.4
Italy 38.1 14.6
1Machine tools and their parts are defined as headings 728, 733 and 735 of the Standard International Trade Classification.

Source: HM Customs and Excise.