§ 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.