§ Mr. Lawson
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer, further to the Written Answer to the hon. Member for Gloucestershire, South (Mr. Cope) Official Report, 14th December 1978, column 380, if he will provide a similar table showing the index of industrial production for all industries excluding North Sea oil ; and if he will further provide his best estimate of the index of industrial production for 1978 (a) for all industries, (b) for manufacturing industries, and (c) for all industries excluding North Sea oil.
§ Mr. Denzil Davies
The index of industrial production for all industries other than extraction of petroleum and natural gas is published only quarterly. The latest period for which data are available is third quarter 1978. The table below shows average index numbers for the nearest available periods to those given in the previous Written Answer:
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