HC Deb 27 January 1984 vol 52 cc733-4W
Mr. Jessel

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether, following the statement by the Minister for Information Technology on 19 January, he has received the final report of the Harwell inspector on radioactivity measurements at the national physical laboratory, Teddington; and whether he will make a report available to the House.

Table 1
Value of Trade
1983 (a) 1972
Units: £ million Exports (fob) Imports (cif) Exports (fob) Imports (cif)
Passenger cars 951 3,550 330 324
Commercial Vehicles (a) 459 564 179 39
Vehicle components (c) 1,674 1,379 (e) 356 (e) 100

(a)= 12 months to September 1983.

(b)=includes chassis.

(c)=restricted to components made largely or wholly of metal.

(e)= partly estimated.

Table 2
Volume of Trade
1983 (a) 1972
thousands of units Exports (fob) Imports (cif) Exports (fob) Imports (cif)
Passenger cars 268 1,061 628 450
Commercial Vehicles (b) 101 99 140 35

Source: Business Monitors MQ10, PQ381.1/2.

(a)=12 months to September 1983.

(b)=includes chassis.

Table 3
United Kingdom Production
1983 1972
Passenger cars (000 units) 1,045 1,921
Commercial vehicles (000 units) 245 408
Index of output for motor vehicle components, 1980=100 (f) (g) 87 (1973) 114

Source: Department of Industry and Trade.

(f)=based on deliveries; figures for 1972 are not available on a consistent basis.

(g)=estimated on 10 months data.

Mr. Kenneth Baker

I have now received the final report, and have today arranged for it to be deposited in the Library.