HC Deb 12 March 1980 vol 980 c585W
Mr. Austin Mitchell

asked the Secretary of State for Industry whether he will publish in the Official Report the information he has available on the trend of profitability of industries by order group of the standard industrial classification listed in the article in Economic Trends for August 1977.

Mr. David Mitchell

Figures by order group on a book value basis are in table 9 of the tenth issue of Business Monitor MA3, "Company finance". Estimates in less industrial detail on a replacement cost basis are in table 2 of the article "Companies" rate of return on capital employed, published inTrade and Industry (now British Business), 28 September 1979. Copies of these documents are available in the Library.