§ Mr. Maxton
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the closest estimate he can provide of the percentage of manufacturing plants in Scotland which are United Kingdom-owned or controlled; and what percentage of Scottish manufacturing output is derived from (i) Scottish and (ii) United Kingdom-owned or controlled firms.
§ Mr. Allan Stewart
In 1988, according to the annual census of production, 95.8 per cent. of manufacturing plants in Scotland were United Kingdom-owned or controlled. The corresponding share of Scottish manufacturing gross output was 71.8 per cent. Information on Scottish ownership of manufacturing plants is not available.