HC Deb 18 June 1973 vol 858 c6W
37. Mr. Trew

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate he has made of the total manufacturing output within the United Kingdom of the first 25 of the 100 leading British companies as listed in The Times list of industries; and of this output what proportion is exported.

Sir G. Howe

The net output in 1970 of the 25 largest manufacturing companies inThe Times "1.000 list" was about £3,500 million and accounted for about 20 per cent. of the total net output in manufacturing. The same companies accounted for about 24 per cent. of exports.