§ Mr. Gregory
asked the Secretary of State for Transport what information he has as to the value and number of orders received by railway workshops from non-United Kingdom sources in each of the last three years; and if he has any information about the value of orders received by railway workshops of other EC states from non-domestic sources over a similar period.700W
§ Mr. David Mitchell
Information is not readily available in precisely the form requested. Overseas sales by British Rail Engineering were as follows:
1980 1981 1982 Number of Orders 4 4 3 Total Value (£ million outturn prices) 34.1 18.6 2.9
BRE has at present £56 million worth of overseas orders for delivery in 1983 or later.
Similar information is not available for other EC countries. I understand that in general their national railways do not undertake rolling stock construction.