HC Deb 17 May 1976 vol 911 c357W
24. Mr. Arnold

asked the Secretary of State for Industry what estimate he has made of the likely rate of growth of British industry over the financial year 1976–77.

Mr. Alan Williams

The Financial Statement and Budget Report indicated that manufacturing output is expected to increase at an annual rate of 7 per cent. between the second half of 1975 and the first half of 1977.