§ 13. Mr. Brooks
asked the President of the Board of Trade what was the total value of exports of British books and British aircraft, respectively, in 1966; what proportion these exports represent of total production in each industry; and what was the value of Government assistance and subsidy to each industry's exports respectively.
§ Mr. Jay
Many books are exported by post and these exports are not separately distinguished in the Trade Accounts. The industry has estimated that total exports of books, plus sales of rights, amounted to £51 million last year, and that this72W represented 43 per cent. of turnover. Exports of aircraft engines and parts (excluding used aircraft and guided weapons) were £201 million, about one-third of the industry's total sales to final buyers. Government export services are available to all exporters but exports are not subsidised.