HC Deb 12 June 1995 vol 261 cc393-4W
Mr. Austin Mitchell

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer further to his press notice CSO (95)78 concerning engineering sales, if he will list for the categories closest to those covered by SITC division 75 the corresponding information on sales for 1994 together with his estimate of the import content. [26546]

Mr. Nelson

Information on sales and orders can be found in the CSO publication "Engineering Sales and Orders", which is available in the House of Commons Library. The category closest to SITC 75 is the aggregate "Manufacture of Office Machinery and Data Processing Equipment". Data on a current price basis may be found in table 35 and constant price; seasonally adjusted information may be found in table 74. No estimates are available on the import content of these figures but data on all imports within SITC 75 may be found in the CSO publication MM20A "Overseas Trade Statistics of the United Kingdom with the World".