HC Deb 10 May 1990 vol 172 c231W
30. Mr. Burt

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the state of the Northern Ireland economy.

Mr. Cope

The state of the Northern Ireland economy is reflected by a range of indicators. The latest available economic data for Northern Ireland show that compared with a year earlier the number unemployed in March 1990 has fallen by 10,600 and manufacturing output in quarter four, 1989 has risen by 7 per cent.

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