HC Deb 06 December 1989 vol 163 cc296-7W
61. Mr. Rowlands

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will estimate the level of imports of washing machines, and give this as a percentage of total United Kingdom sales.

Mr. Redwood

The information is as follows:

Washing machines
January to June
1989 1989
Imports (£ million) 157.9 65.1
United Kingdom sales (£ million) 275.5 122.2
Imports (Percentage of United Kingdom sales) 57 53

Notes and definitions:

1. Figures relate to domestic-type electric washing machines only.

2. United Kingdom sales figures relate to sales by United Kingdom manufacturers with a minimum employment of 100. The possibly incomplete coverage of these figures implies that the percentage figures shown may be overstated.

Source: Business Monitor PQ3460.