§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will publish in the Official Report his Department's analysis of the reason for the drop in production of the paper printing and publishing sector in Wales in the first half of 1975 to about half the level achieved in the third quarter of 1973, as shown in Issue No. 3 of the index of production for Wales published by the Welsh Office.
§ Mr. John Morris
This is largely associated with a marked decline of orders for packaging products, following worldwide stockbuilding and also the industrial recession. For structural reasons these changes have had greater impact on the Welsh index than on the index for the United Kingdom as a whole.