HC Deb 14 March 1983 vol 39 c19W
18. Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for Industry what change there has been in the level of manufacturing output between May 1979 and the latest available figure.

Mr. Patrick Jenkin

By the fourth quarter of 1982 the index of production for manufacturing had fallen by 17 per cent. from its level in the first half of 1979, most of the fall occurring during 1980. Since then, the index has been relatively stable.

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