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National Plan (Imports)

Volume 728: debated on Thursday 12 May 1966

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asked the First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Economic Affairs what allowance for imports of military equipment from the United States of America was contained in the initial calculation of total imports in 1970 in the preparation of the National Plan; and to what extent it was necessary to adjust this in the light of the results of the industrial inquiry and other factors.

The figures for the National Plan included an estimate of £45 million in respect of U.S. aircraft in 1970. This formed part of the total for imports of finished manufactures in that year. Later information on the phasing of payments for these aircraft suggests that the original estimate of what should be included in imports for this item was about right.