§ Mr. Norman Lamont
I have written to my hon. Friend enclosing a table of the information he has requested. The table is set out below.
ESTIMATES FOR FUEL PURCHASES AS PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL COSTS MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY IN UNITED KINGDOM (JUNE 1980) Industry group Fuel cost as percentage of total materials, fuel, wages and slaries costs Iron and steel 18½ Bricks, pottery, glass, cement 18 Chemicals and allied industries 6 Textiles 5½ Non-ferrous metal … 5 Paper, printing and publishing 4½ Other manufacturing industries 4½ Leather, leather goods and fur 3½ Metal goods not elsewhere classified 3 Food, drink and tobacco 3 Vehicles 2½ Timber and furniture 2½ Mechanical engineering 2½ Electrical engineering 2 Instrument engineering 2 Shipbuilding and marine engineering 1½ Clothing and footwear 1½ Coal and petroleum products 1