§ Mr. Austin Mitchell
To ask the President of the Board of Trade (1) what examination he has made of the basis for the figures in the first issue of the Eurostat newsletter "EDICOM/INTRASTAT" for the trade balance between the United Kingdom and France, Germany and Italy shown in the list for the United Kingdom and for each of those countries;
(2) what assessment he has made of recent Eurostat returns in assessing the accuracy of United Kingdom returns of the trade deficit between the United Kingdom and France, Italy and Germany.
§ Mr. Nelson
I have been asked to reply.
I refer to the answer given by the Paymaster General to the hon. Member on 26 April, 1994 Official Report, column 88.