HC Deb 04 March 1983 vol 38 c265W
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).