HC Deb 25 January 1972 vol 829 c401W
Mr. Tugendhat

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what proportion of Great Britain's exports in value terms was accounted for by the top 30 exporting companies, and how many of those companies were foreign-owned, in the latest year for which the figures are available.

Mr. John Davies

A preliminary estimate for the proportion in 1970 is 36 per cent.; 10 of the 30 companies were owned or controlled overseas.