Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on Exports and Imports on 23rd February 1989.
Ms. Mowlam To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish figures on the growth in visible exports and imports for 1988 and provide his latest forecast for 1989.
Mr. Major Between 1987 and 1988 the volume of visible exports grew by ¼ per cent. and the volume of visible imports grew by 13 per cent. The latest forecast for 1989 was published in the Autumn Statement.