§ 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.