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Balance Of Payments

Volume 127: debated on Friday 12 February 1988

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To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what was the United Kingdom's balance of payments, current and trade, for the years 1972 to 1987, the (a) numbers of and (b) percentage of (i) English and (ii) Scottish students attending university in ( I) Scotland and (2) England; and if he will express the figures as a proportion of all students attending universities in each of the countries.

The information is shown in the following table:

Full-time students in 1986
Universities in
ScotlandEngland
Total47,230233,538
Numbers domiciled in
England9,073188,316
Scotland30,4492,938
Other17,70842,284
Total2100100
Percentages domiciled in
England1981
Scotland641
Other11618
1 Includes those domiciled in Wales, Northern Ireland and overseas.
2 Percentages may not sum to 100 due to rounding.

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will publish a table showing the (a) numbers of and (b) percentage of (i)English, (ii) Scottish and (iii) other students attending each university in Scotland; and if he will express the figures as a proportion of all students attending each university.

Information is given in the following table. Figures for students domiciled in England are not readily available.with respect to the following groups

(a) worldwide, (b) total European Economic Community, (c) European Economic Community national, and (d) Japan; and what was the balance of trade in manufacturing goods with regard to those groups for the same period.

United Kingdom balance of payments

£ billion

World

European Community

Current balance

Visible balance

1

Manufactures

Current balance

Visible balance

1

Manufactures

19720·2-0·82·1n.a.-0·50·1
1973-1·0-2·61·5n.a.-1·3-0·4
1974-3·3-5·42·0n.a.-2·1-0·5
1975-1·6-3·33·7n.a.-2·5-0·6
1976-09-3·94·9-2·5-2·2-0·5
1977-0·1-2·35·9-2·3-1·8-0·5
19781·0-1·55·1-3·1-2·5-1·7
1979-0·7-3·42·7-3·2-2·7-2·6
19809·91·45·50·10·8-1·2
19816·33·44·60·70·1-2·6
19824·02·32·4-0·5-1·2-4·3
19833·3-0·8-2·3-1·1-2·4-7·2
19841·5-4·4-3·9-2·2-3·1-8·1
19852·9-2·2-3·0-2·8-2·0-8·7
1986-0·9-8·5-5·5-9·2-8·4-10·1
1987-2·7-9·8-7·3n.a.-8·9-10·2
n.a. = not available.

1 Standard International Trade Classification sections 5 to 8.

Source: CSO United Kingdom Balance of Payments 1987.

Department of Trade and Industry.

United Kingdom Balance of Trade

1

Overseas Trade Statistics basis £ million

European Community

Belgium/Luxemburg

Denmark

France

FRG

Greece

Ireland

Italy

Netherlands

Portugal

Spain

Japan

1972-57120-110-92-2505024-69-163-1332-143
1973-1,376-34-148-300-5615284-121-308-400-172
1974-2,380-58-146-429-876373-212-651-491-252
1975-2,508-181-177-457-69853-26244-752-4317-363
1976-2,369-180-47-344-91685199-278-921258-436
1977-2,214-278-11-508-1,078130327-554-3416930-590
1978-2,921-152-124-702-1,412113423-805-26730-25-741
1979-3,581-382-64-989-1,561122863-1,016-382-33-139-882
1980-70-122-76-254-58791870-39444156-95-1,110
1981-612-357-123-353-425921,031-58812435-48-1,593
1982-2,165-548-237225-1,993104886-71213149-70-1,978
1983-3,657-554-353608-3,597115766-918337-7918- 2,556
1984-4,281-636-4641,111-3,60475759-90512-259-370-2,845
1985-3,247-667-3441,136-3,68915814-827792-256-221-3,104
1986-9,580-251-545-1,177-5,58947499-1,203-1,181-296115-3,743
1987-10,141-505-642-600-6,38089343-1,071-1,292-14865-3,968

1 Standard International Trade Classification Sections 0 to 9.

Information on trade with individual countries is not available on a Balance of Payments basis.

Source: UK Overseas Trade Statistics.

United Kingdom Crude Balance of Trade in Manufacture

1

Overseas Trade Statistics basis £ million

European Community

Belgium/Luxemburg

Denmark

France

FRG

Greece

Ireland

Italy

Netherlands

Portugal

Spain

Japan

197211329592-30755166-3655684-141
1973-340-878-89-62469218-7011-1590-196
1974-647-296-106-90070245-110-43-8111-269
1975-540-34129-157-74984265-18610-15113-379
1976-494-60234-119-1,030104347-1904750123-464
1977-662-125264-280-1,334171476-376294104144-641
1978-1,981-177179-535-1,868141735-66716253-4-800
1979-3,144-403147-727-2,523184954-7968413-77-960
1980-1,743-168114-439-2,001140793-36818479-77-1,185
1981-3,014-379-5-594-2,152136690-497-19149-71-1,657
1982-5,024-525-1-535-3,314137547-826-46639-80-2,045
1983-8,071-499-71-1,082-4,926172471-1,175-803-74-84-2,654
1984-8,844-558-81-1,154-5069162495-1,302-844-236-257-2,913
1985-9,543-518-21-1,221-5833167548-1,387-747-238-293-3,206
1986-10,837-357-I-1,510-6,712149584-1,590-1,128-216-54-3,918
1987-11,083-529-57-1,161-7,456152488-1,554-1,119-98252-4,165

1 Standard International Trade Classification Sections 5 to 8.

Information on trade with individual countries is not available on a Balance of Payments basis.

Source: UK Overseas Trade Statistics.