To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will give for each month since January 1990 the revisions to the balance of trade from which the average figure of £30 million per month, referred to in his answer of 18 November 1991, Official Report, columns 26–27, was derived, giving the figures in each case.
[holding answer 18 May 1992]: The provisional and revised figures for the visible trade balance are given together with the differences between the two. Irrespective of sign these differences average £30 million per month.
|Visible trade balance (£ million)|
|Provisional||Revised1||Difference irrespective of sign|
|1 As published one month later.|