HC Deb 21 December 1988 vol 144 cc337-8W
24. Mr. Harry Greenway

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the level of Scottish manufacturing exports achieved in 1987.

Mr. Lang

The preliminary results of the survey of Scottish manufactured exports for 1987, conducted by the Scottish Council (development & industry), indicate that exports of Scottish manufactured goods increased by 13 per cent. in value. Scottish manufactured exports per employee were 16 per cent. higher than the comparable United Kingdom figure and exceeded the levels attained by West Germany and Japan.