asked Her Majesty's Government:
What was the balance of trade with New Zealand in 1986–87, showing exports and invisible receipts separately.
§ The Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (Lord Young of Graffham)
The visible trade balance between the United Kingdom and New Zealand was a deficit of £113 million for the year 1986 and a deficit of £95 million for the first nine months of 1987. Visible exports in 1986 were £343 million, and £281 million for the first nine months of 1987. Comprehensive comparable figures on the balance of invisible trade with New Zealand are not available.