HC Deb 01 November 1989 vol 159 c251W
11. Mrs. Dunwoody

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what was the rise in import penetration in manufactured goods from 1979 until the first quarter of the current year.

Mr. Ridley

Import penetration in manufacturing industry rose from 27 per cent. in 1979 to 36 per cent. in the year ending March 1989.