Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations (Speech)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Board of Trade – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 4th March 1965.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Mr Harold Wilson Mr Harold Wilson , Huyton 12:00 am, 4th March 1965

I think that probably my right hon. Friend had in mind the balance of payments crisis of 1957, rather than 1955. This may have been an error. I think that on a number of occasions the House has been given figures of the enormous imports of sheet steel in 1957 and 1961, which played a very large part in the worsening of our balance of trade at that time.