§ Mr. Dykes
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what were the increases in real total output, as expressed in index numbers, for the following sectors between the latest available figures and the same period or periods in 1973: steel, heavy and light, bricks, cement, passenger cars, commercial vehicles, construction, textiles and engineering.
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
Percentage changes in output for the sectors concerned (or, in some cases, the nearest approximation for which figures are available) are given in the following table. The periods of comparison, unless otherwise stated, are the first three quarters of 1973 and 1989 respectively.
Percentage change Crude steel 1-27 Bricks -31 Cement -15 Motor vehicles and parts -36 Construction 2+3 Textiles -35 Mechanical engineering -10 Electrical, electronic and instrument engineering +69 1 1989 quarter 1 and 2 compared with 1973 quarter 1 and 2. 2 1988 compared with 1973.