§ Mr. Hordern
asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will publish, from international sources available to him, how much steel is produced and how many motor vehicles are produced, in the latest convenient year, in the United Kingdom, USA, France, West Germany and Japan.
§ Mr. Meacher
Details for the year 1974 are as follows:
Production of motor vehicles Production of crude steel Million tones Cars Units Commercial vehicles Units United Kingdom 22.4 1,534,119 402,566 United States of America 132.0 7,324,504 2,746,538 France 27.0 3,045,283 417,565 West Germany 53.2 2,839,596 260,181 Japan 117.1 3,931,842 2,619,998
Preliminary figures of overseas steel production were compiled by the International Iron and Steel Institute and published in "World Steel in Figures". Figures of motor vehicle production are published in the "Monthly Statistical Review" issued by the Society of Motor 108W Manufacturers and Traders, copies of which are available in the Library.