HC Deb 02 July 1971 vol 820 c226W
Mr. Spence

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will undertake a study with a view to establishing a means of measuring and recording on a gross product, import, export basis or otherwise, the economic performance of major cities in the United Kingdom in order to enable them to assess and review their economic performance and potential, and if he will include the city of Sheffield in any such study.

Mr. Anthony Grant

No. Given the structure of United Kingdom industry, there are fundamental difficulties in collecting information on the basis suggested.