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Restrictive Agreements

Volume 975: debated on Friday 7 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will make a statement of Government policy towards the EEC fourth draft proposal to exempt patent licence agreements from article 85 of the Treaty of Rome forbidding restrictive agreements.

US $ million 1970=100
Crude balance of trade in motor vehicles*Terms of trade
United kingdomFederal Republic of GermanyFranceJapanItalyIron and SteelEngineering§
1952
19608591,047528172
19677961,645364400345108104
19701,0162,6349151,280327100100
19711,0112,9951,0842,304428103101
19723823,6171,2582,877380111106
19732645,1141,5703,43946098101
19745685,9911,8975,01686391104
19756425,8992,8495,8521,068106106
19763957,5552,3728,666738109106
1977–1379,1003,00611,253692100114
1978–94410,1633,58515,098634
* Exports fob less imports cif. Motor vehicles are taken as SITC(R) Sub-groups 732.1 to 732.7.
† United Kingdom export unit value index fob as a percentage of import unit value index cif.
‡ SITC(R) division 67.
§ Taken as SITC(R) divisions 71, 72 and 86.
║Not available or not readily available.
Sources:
OECD Trade Series C and Microfiche.
United Kingdom Trade Statistics.