HC Deb 19 March 1997 vol 292 cc631-2W
Mr. Kevin Hughes

To ask the President of the Board of Trade what response he has made to representations from the Confederation of British Industry regarding the relative strength of the United Kingdom's trading position in Europe. [19463]

Mr. Nelson

The UK's trade with Europe has climbed to record levels. At a recent meeting with my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade, the CBI welcomed the very low level of output price inflation that was contributing to this performance.