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Volume 641: debated on Monday 5 June 1961

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asked the Minister of Aviation if he will state the total value of British aviation exports including air frames, aero engines, and electronics for the last available year and the com parable figures for 1938, 1950 and 1955.

Aviation electronics are not seperately distinguished in the Trade Accounts and their value can only be estimated from manufacturers' returns. I estimate that in 1960 the total exports of aircraft, aero-engines, parts and airborne radio and radar equipment amounted to £143 million. The corresponding figures for 1938, 1950 and 1955 are estimated at £4·5 million, £34·5 million and £65·7 million, respectively.