HC Deb 23 February 1978 vol 944 cc792-3W
Mr. Grylls

asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will publish the figures for production of merchant ships in thousands gross registered tons for each EEC country, Japan and the Scandinavian countries for the years 1973 to 1977, inclusive.

Mr. Les Huckfield

The information is as follows:

Robson, Rhodes of Birmingham on behalf of the United Kingdom Zip Manufacturers Association about import of foreign zip fasteners sent on 15th December 1977.

Mr. Cryer

The Association's letter was acknowledged on 22nd December and a fuller reply will be sent shortly as soon as we have had the opportunity to complete consideration of the recently complied overseas trade figures for 1977.