§ Mr. Betts
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what percentage of gross domestic product has been produced by(a) manufacturing industry, and (b) the construction industry in each financial year since 1979–80; and what are the latest estimates for 1992–93 and the forecast for 1993–94;
(2) what is the change in output in real terms by (a) the manufacturing industry and (b) the construction industry for each financial year since 1979–80, including the latest estimate for 1992–93 and the estimates for 1993–94.
§ Mr. Portillo
[holding answer 12 November 1992]: Information on the share of current price GDP by industry is available only for calendar years. Figures up to and including 1991 are given in table 16.4 of the Central Statistical Office publication "United Kingdom National Accounts", a copy of which is available in the House of Commons Library. Information on output in volume terms, by industry, is available quarterly. Estimates, up to and including the second quarter of 1992, from which the information requested can be derived are available on the CSO database which may be accessed through the Library. The relevant database identifiers are manufacturing— DVIS, Construction—DVJO. A new forecast for manufacturing output for calendar years 1992 and 1993 is included in the "Autumn Statement".