§ Mrs. Renée Short
asked the Secretary of State for Industry (1) how many domestic washing machines were produced in the United Kingdom during each 289W of the last 10 years; what was their total value; and what were the names of the principal manufacturers or brand names;
(2) how many domestic refrigerators were produced in the United Kingdom during each of the last 10 years; what was their total value; and what were the names of the principal manufacturers or brand names.
§ Mr. Meacher
The information so far as it is available is shown in the following table. The statistics, which relate to United Kingdom manufacturers' sales, are available only for the years 1963 and 1968, when there were full censuses of production, and for 1973, the first complete year for which similar information is available from the new quarterly inquiry run by the Business Statistics Office. The names of the contributors to these statistics cannot be given since this would contravene the Statistics of Trade Act 1947. No information on brand names is collected or available.
MANUFACTURERS' SALES Domestic Washing Machines Domestic Refrigerators '000 £ million '000 £ million 1963 1,319 47.6 815 21.5 1968 952 36.9 1,100 23.2 1973 1,216 70.5 1,205 32.4 1974 (First half) 542 34.3 601 18.8
1963 and 1968: Report on the Census of Production 1968 (Industry No. 78).
1973 and first half 1974: Business Monitor (PQ 368); published November 1974.