HC Deb 19 December 1975 vol 902 cc890-1W
Mr. Wigley

asked the Secretary of State for Industry what was the total number of new television sets produced and consumed in the United Kingdom last year; from what main countries the balance of imports emanated and in what proportion; and what percentage of United Kingdom production came from Wales.

Mr. Carmichael

The information so far as it is available is given in the following table. Information on production in Wales cannot be given for reasons of confidentiality.

Mr. Gregor Mackenzie

My right hon. Friend is responsible for general industrial policy, including financial assistance to industry under the Industry Act 1972, and policy towards planning agreements.

He sponsors the National Enterprise Board, the British Steel Corporation, the Post Office Corporation, Cable and Wireless Ltd., and the aircraft, shipbuilding and general manufacturing industries. He is also responsible for technical services to industry, for industrial research and development including civil aerospace research and the supervision of industrial research establishments. All these responsibilities are exercisable in Scotland except that on 1st July 1975 the Secretary of State for Scotland assumed responsibility for selective financial assistance under Section 7 of the Industry Act 1972 for the provision of industrial sites and factories, and for certain related steering and promotional activities.