§ 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.
(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.
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.734W
§ Mr. Kenneth Baker
I have now received the final report, and have today arranged for it to be deposited in the Library.