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Parliamentary Sovereignty

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:04 pm on 22nd January 1988.

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Photo of Mr Roger Knapman Mr Roger Knapman , Stroud 3:04 pm, 22nd January 1988

Why is there such a large trading deficit with EEC countries and a trading surplus with the rest of the world? Is there any particular figure at which my right hon. Friend would start to be worried about the trading pattern with EEC countries? If not £11 billion, would it be £15 billion, £20 billion or £30 billion?