§ Mrs. Renée Short
asked the Secretary of State for Industry (1) how many word-processors are currently in use in the United Kingdom; and how this compares with the figures for France, West Germany, the United States of America and Japan;
(2) what proportion of word-processors in use in the United Kingdom are British made; and what steps he is taking to encourage British production.
§ Mr. David Mitchell
[pursuant to his reply, 5 March 1980, c. 225]: This information is not available from officially collected statistics in which word-pro- 590W cessors are not separately identified, primarily because of definitional problems.