§ Sir Teddy Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the percentage of trade with the EEC was in 1973; and what percentage of UK total trade was in 2002 with those states who were members of the EEC in 1973. 
§ Mr. Mike O'Brien
[holding answer 16 June 2003]: In 1973 the eight members, other than the UK of the then EEC accounted for 32.6 per cent. of the UK's total trade in goods, In 2002 they accounted for 46.2 per cent.