HC Deb 14 May 1998 vol 312 c185W
24. Mr. Alan W. Williams

To ask the President of the Board of Trade if she will make a statement on the balance of payments in manufactured goods for the first quarter of 1998. [40976]

Mr. Battle

In the three months to February compared with the previous three months, excluding erratics, the volume of manufactured exports rose by 1.5 per cent. while the volume of manufactured imports was unchanged.