§ Mr. Tony Lloyd
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will give the balance of trade in manufactured goods for 1979 and 1984.
§ Mr. MacGregor
The balance of trade in manufactured goods was in surplus by £2,698 million in 1979 and in deficit by £3,786 million in 1984. In contrast, the current account as a whole was in deficit by £736 million in 1979 and in surplus by £935 million in 1984.