HC Deb 23 January 1991 vol 184 c230W
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.