§ Q21. Mr. Teddy Taylor
To ask the Prime Minister if she will raise at the next meeting of the European Council the growing imbalance in manufacturing trade between the United Kingdom and the EEC; and if she will make a statement.
§ The Prime Minister
No. The EC is our largest market which takes about half of our exports. The removal of remaining barriers to trade by 1992 will offer British exporters a single market of over 320 million people. The Government are encouraging British business to prepare itself to take full advantage of this.