HC Deb 16 January 1985 vol 71 cc126-7W
Mr. Stuart Holland

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) what share of British visible export trade, excluding diamonds, was accounted for by the top 30, 75 and 220 companies in 1982, 1983 and 1984, respectively;

(2) how many companies represented the top 40 per cent., 50 per cent. and 66 per cent. of United Kingdom visible export trade in 1981, 1982 and 1983, respectively.

Mr. Channon

Such information as is available is published inBritish Business, 27 May 1983, p. 366, a copy of which is in the Library. For the reasons given in the article, the analysis of this data has been discontinued.

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