§ Mr. Stuart Holland
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what was the concentration ratio for the top two, three and four firms in the sugar products industry in 1979 and 1983 or the nearest available years.
§ Mr. Butcher
I am unable to provide the information requested as this would entail disclosure of particulars relating to individual undertakings in the sugar and sugar by-products industry*, which would be in breach of the provisions of the Statistics of Trade Act 1947 under which the source data were collected.* Group 420, standard industrial classification (revised 1980).