HC Deb 09 April 1981 vol 2 c350W
3. Mr. O'Halloran

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what was the extent of the fall in investment in manufacturing industry in cash terms in 1980 compared with 1978 and 1979; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Adam Butler

The provisional figures for net capital expenditure by manufacturing industry in Northern Ireland in 1979 show an increase in both cash and real terms over 1978. Figures for 1980 are not yet available so it is not possible to say if they will reflect the pattern in the United Kingdom as a whole.

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