§ Mr. Arnold
asked the Secretary of State for Industry what was the figure for fixed capital formation by industry for 1981 (a) in the north-west and (b) nationally.
§ Mr. Butcher
Fixed capital formation in 1980 by manufacturing industry (new definition)* in the United Kingdom amounted to £6,350.6 million at current prices of which the north-west accounted for £980.6 million. Comparable information for 1981 will become available later this year.
* Divisions 2–4 of standard industrial classification (Revised 1980).