§ Mr. Fisher
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what percentage of total United Kingdom manufacturing industrial output is represented by (a) automobiles and (b) electronics in 1979 and each of the subsequent years for which statistics are available.
§ 1984. Mr. Fisher
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what percentage of the national output of manufacturing industry is represented by the largest 100 companies in (a) 1955, (b) 1970, (c) 1979 and (d)
§ Mr. Butcher
Figures provided in the following table relate to the manufacturing activity of the largest 100 enterprises in the private sector, defined in terms of their employment in manufacturing. Estimates for 1983 and 1984 are not yet available. No comparable figures exist for years prior to 1970.
Share of Total Manufacturing Activity accounted for by the Largest 100 Private Sector Enterprises Net Output (per cent.) 1970 36 1979 37 1982 37
Source: Annual census of production; Business Monitor PA 1002.