HL Deb 24 April 1996 vol 571 c97WA
Lord Pearson of Rannoch

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What were the United Kingdom's overall regional trade balances during the latest three years for which figures are available with (a) North and South America; (b) Africa; (c) Australasia and the Pacific; (d) Asia; and (e) the European Communities.

The Minister of State, Department of Trade and Industry (Lord Fraser of Carmyllie)

The information for the three years to 1994 is published by the Office for National Statistics in table G2A of the Geographical Analysis of the Current Account of the Balance of Payments, which appeared in the October 1995 issue ofEconomic Trends and is available in the Library of the House.