§ Mr. Blaker
asked the Minister of Technology what was the value of purchases of machine tools for use by United Kingdom industry during 12 months to the latest convenient date; and how this compares with the average for other Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development countries, from information available to him from international sources.
§ Dr. Ernest A. Davies
My Ministry has no figures for countries outside the United Kingdom other than those available in the documents generally available to the public. Table 4 of the statistical appendix to the O.E.C.D. study of N.C. Machine Tools gives the estimates of internal demand for machine tools in 1967, which can best be interpreted by reference to the accompanying text.