§ Mr. Newton
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will give figures266W
hosiery industry is shown in the table attached. The latest complete year figures available are for 1973 and these have been compared with those for 1972.
The growth likely to be achieved by the industry in 1974 is difficult to estimate given the current economic climate and the effect which the three-day week may have had on the 1974 production figures, but the indications are that the industry is unlikely to better its 1973 performance in volume terms.
showing his estimates for the losses likely to be incurred by the nationalised industries in the course of 1974.
§ Mr. Stanley
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is his latest estimate of the subsidies required for public corporations in 1974–75.
§ Mr. Joel Barnett
I would refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 5th November to the hon. Member for Derbyshire, South-East (Mr. Rost).—[Vol. 880, c.136.]