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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 Industry 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 as follows:

BRITISH STEEL CORPORATION (established 1967)
million)
March 1967/September 1968October 1968/September 1969September 1969/March 19701970–711971–721972–731973–741974–75 (to date)
Overseas Borrowing47215
Export Sales*193·8190·1106·2233·5264·9214·7225·6Not available
I regret that figures for imports are not readily available.
POST OFFICE
million)
1964–651965–661966–671967–681968–691969–701970–711971–721972–731973–741974–75 (to date)
Overseas Borrowing7·52·1212·6217·4
Imports †0·81·21·11·31·72·54·73·714·56·6Not available
ExportsNot available0·20·30·60·60·60·60·8Not available
* Excludes sales to overseas subsidiaries.
† Figures do not include adjustments between administrations in connection with normal international posts and telecommunications services.