HC Deb 11 October 1976 vol 917 c4W
Mr. David Price

asked the Secretary of State for Industry what is his estimate of the effect on industrial output over the next year of the drought; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Alan Williams

So far, the effect of the drought on industrial output has been slight, and provided rainfall generally reaches at least three-quarters of the long-term average, I would hope to see no major constraints imposed on industry next year.

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