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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Trade with Communist Countries.

Tuesday, 7 June 1966

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 223 No. 1

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Mr. L'Estrange: Information on Gerald L'Estrange Zoom on Gerald L'Estrange asked the Taoiseach (1) the total exports to and (2) the total imports from communist countries in 1965.

Parliamentary Secretary to the Taoiseach (Mr. Carty): Information on Michael Carty Zoom on Michael Carty With your permission, Sir, I propose to circulate in the Official Report a statement showing the required information.

Following is the statement:

TOTAL imports from and total exports to communist countries in the year 1965.

Country (Origin for Imports: Destination for Exports) Imports Total Exports
  £ £
Bulgaria 17,650 55
Hungary 108,178 38,955
Poland 2,876,625 379,394
Romania 140,326 42
Czechoslovakia 537,733 209,462
USSR 1,116,197 750,116
Germany, Eastern 1,140,038 204,393
Albania 41
Yugoslavia 234,118 5,995
Korea, North 13,542
China 439,876 4,188
Mongolia, Outer 12,072
Vietnam, North 220 3,393
Cuba 168,963 12,623

Mr. L'Estrange: Information on Gerald L'Estrange Zoom on Gerald L'Estrange Are our imports from communist countries increasing or decreasing?

The Taoiseach: Information on Seán F. Lemass Zoom on Seán F. Lemass These are the figures for one year.

Mr. Carty: Information on Michael Carty Zoom on Michael Carty The Deputy did not ask for that information in the question.

Mr. O'Malley: What will they make Deputy L'Estrange?

(Interruptions.)

Mr. Sweetman: Information on Gerard Sweetman Zoom on Gerard Sweetman The Minister had to do a lot of sweating before he got in.


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