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Volume 168: debated on Wednesday 28 February 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what was the United Kingdom's trade deficit for wood and wood products during 1989; and what proportion of it was constituted by hardwood.

[holding answer 27 February 1990]: The crude trade deficit in wood and wood products was £5,898 million in 1989; the proportion represented by hardwood was 5 per cent.