HC Deb 17 November 1981 vol 13 c101W
Mr. Michael Brown

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what has been the change in the level of manufacturing production in Northern Ireland since 1973.

Mr. Adam Butler

The Northern Ireland index of manufacturing production for 1973 was 111 (1975=100). The corresponding figure for the last full year, 1980, was 93. This represents a decline of 16 per cent.