§ Mr. Austin Mitchell
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the current share of consumer goods in imported finished manufactures; and by how much the unit value has increased since August 1992 to the latest available date.
§ Mr. Nelson
The information requested for the first part of the question is available on the Central Statistical Office database, which can be accessed through the Library of the House of Commons. The unit value for consumer goods increased by 13.3 per cent. between August 1992 and April 1994, the latest date for which data are available. The unit value for finished manufactures increased by 15.0 per cent. over the same period.