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Nationalised Industries (Borrowing)

Volume 885: debated on Friday 7 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will list the overseas borrowings of the nationalised industries for which he is responsible in each of the last 10 years, together with the value of their exports for the same years and the value of their imports of capital goods and services.

The information is set out in the following table:

£m.*
1964–65
CoalIndustry GasElectricity
Overseas borrowing
ExportsN.A.
ImportsN.A.N.A.
£m.*
1965–66
CoalIndustry GasElectricity
Overseas borrowing
ExportsN.A.
ImportsN.A.N.A.
£m.*
1966–67
CoalIndustry GasElectricity
Overseas borrowing
Exports13·6
ImportsN.A.N.A.
£m.*
1967–68
CoalIndustry GasElectricity
Overseas borrowing
Exports10·8
ImportsN.A.N.A.
£m.*
1968–69
CoalIndustry GasElectricity
Overseas borrowing
Exports16·0
ImportsN.A.N.A.
£m.*
1969–70
CoalIndustry GasElectricity
Overseas borrowing32·121·1
Exports20·0
ImportsN.A.N.A.

£m*
1970–71

Coal

Industry Gas

Electricity

Overseas borrowing36·115·4
Exports20·0
ImportsN.A.N.A.

£m.*
1971–72

Coal

Industry Gas

Electricity

Overseas borrowing20·6
Exports16·00·2
ImportsN.A.N.A.

£m.*
1972–73

Coal

Industry Gas

Electricity

Overseas borrowing10·438·8
Exports20·00·9
ImportsN.A.½m.

£m.*
1973–74

Coal

Industry Gas

Electricity

Overseas borrowing26·6122·1566·1
Exports21·51·8
ImportsN.A.2·5

* Outturn prices.

N.A.=Not available.
— Nil or negligible.