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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Trade with Great Britain.

Wednesday, 26 January 1966

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 220 No. 2

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Mr. L'Estrange: Information on Gerald L'Estrange Zoom on Gerald L'Estrange asked the Taoiseach the total value of (a) exports to Great Britain and (b) imports from Great Britain during 1965.

Mr. Carty: Information on Michael Carty Zoom on Michael Carty In the period January-October, 1965, the latest for which such data are at present available, total exports to Great Britain were valued at £106,528,400. Imports from [186] Great Britain in the same period were valued at £144,005,302.

Mr. L'Estrange: Information on Gerald L'Estrange Zoom on Gerald L'Estrange In view of the fact that we have an adverse trade balance of roughly £38 million, would it not have been better, and more favourable to the Irish people, if the Taoiseach had tried to negotiate a barter agreement with the British Government recently rather than a Free Trade Agreement?

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Patrick Hogan Zoom on Patrick Hogan That does not arise out of the question.

The Taoiseach: Information on Seán F. Lemass Zoom on Seán F. Lemass The answer is no.


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