HC Deb 17 November 1966 vol 736 cc166-7W
Mr. Biffen

asked the Minister of Technology if he will circulate in the OFFICIAL REPORT 1965 figures for Tables 1–4 contained in Appendix 1 of the report of the Economic Development Committee for Electronics.

Mr. Benn

Table 1–4 in Appendix 1 of the report of the Economic Development Committee for Electronics were prepared by the E.D.C. from statistics collected by the Ministry of Aviation and the General Post Office, the sponsoring Departments for the electronics industry in the year covered by these tables. The statistics subsequently collected by the Ministry of Technology have a wider coverage and content and are not, therefore, strictly comparable with those in the E.D.C. report. Table 1 below gives the same information as table 1 of the E.D.C. report on this wider coverage. Table 2 below gives similar information to tables 2 and 3, which largely duplicate one another. Because of the non-comparability of the 1965 statistics with those for earlier years it is not possible to provide indices for 1965 for the items contained in table 4 of the E.D.C. report.

£m. current prices
Total output, sales and imports of the electronic industry 1965
Output 548
Exports 141
Production for home market 407
Imports 81
Home market 488
£m. current prices
Output of the electronics industry by sectors 1965
Capital Goods 224
Telephone equipment 106
Consumer goods 112
Active components 25*
Passive components 50*
Contract R&D 31*
* Estimated.