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China (Imports From United Kingdom)

Volume 640: debated on Wednesday 17 May 1961

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asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the value of exports from countries outside the Communist bloc to China was approximately £110,000,000 in 1949 and approximately £220,000,000 in 1959; and, approximately, what percentage of these exports was from the United Kingdom.

I am aware that exports from the non-Communist countries to the People's Republic of China increased by approximately this amount between 1949 and 1959. United Kingdom exports contributed 2 per cent. of the total in 1949 and 11 per cent. in 1959.