HC Deb 27 June 1996 vol 280 cc233-4W
Mr. Austin Mitchell

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the reasons for the change in the level of manufacturing output less food, drink and tobacco between 1989 and 1995. [34478]

Mr. Waldegrave

A detailed breakdown of the latest data on manufacturing output is shown in table 2 of the "Index of Production First Release for April 1996", which was published by the Office for National Statistics on 11 June. The Government pay close attention to all national accounts data, including those for manufacturing output, in monitoring and analysing developments and trends in the UK economy.