§ Mr. Spriggs
asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will list each type of glass product manufactured in the United Kingdom for export; and to what extent United Kingdom glass manufacturers have improved their export figures in each year since 1975.
§ Mr. Parkinson
The following types of glass product appear in the export figures of the United Kingdom: flat glass, mirrors, safety glass, optical glass, glass containers, domestic and ornamental glass, vacuum ware, glass envelopes—for electric lamps and electronic valves—balls, tubing and rods for further processing, laboratory hygenic and pharmaceutical glass ware, electrical insulators and insulating fittings, illuminating and signalling glassware, glass fibre products, glass bricks, tiles, blocks and squares, clock and watch glasses and blanks for sun glasses, waste glass (cullet), glass in the mass and enamel glass. As reported in business monitor MQ 10—overseas trade analysed in terms of industries—the value of glass products exported in £ million was:
1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 99.3 133.5 167.6 184.7 186.0 215.7