§ Mr. Austin Mitchell
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he will publish in the Official Report a table showing imports of manufactures by industrial group as a percentage of home demand in December 1983 compared with December 1974 where a comparison can be made.
§ Mr. Channon
Monthly import penetration statistics are not available. In addition, following the adoption of the standard industrial classification (1980) in 1983, figures have not been compiled on this new basis for 1974 and earlier years. As a result, directly comparable statistics for 1983 and 1974 are not available.