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Government Debt

Volume 952: debated on Friday 23 June 1978

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish in the Official Report a table showing for each year since 1945 (a) in current prices, (b)

CURRENT BALANCE OF PAYMENTS
£ million
United KingdomBelgium/LuxembourgDenmarkFranceFederal Republic of Germany
1970710297-227124353
19711,074348-174218360
1972126456-25119299
1973-883470-189-2821,782
1974-3,515389-419-2,5404,191
1975-1,617318-220-11,823
1976-859-166-1,057-3,3402,153
1977165ֵ944-944-1,8592,205
£ million
IrelandItalyNetherlandsUSAJapan
1970ֵ376-218982821
1971-78838-65-5792,381
1972-54906516-2,3942,648
1973-95-1,0249552,811-55
1974-287-3,437881499-2,006
1975-11-2397467,984-307
1976-145-1,5811,3372,6072,037
1977ֵֵֵ-7,9596,324
Sources:
United Kingdom—latest published figures.
Other countries—International Financial Statistics (June 1978 issue) figures published in US dollars converted to sterling using the average daily exchange rate for each year