§ Mr. Michael McNair-Wilson
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is the amount of investment in manufacturing industry on an annual basis for the years 1975 to 1980 and 1980 to the most recent date for which figures are available.
§ Mr. Butcher
The required information is given in the following table:
Investment in manufacturing industry (£ million at 1980 prices) Year Total capital expenditure* £ million 1975 7,084 1976 6,743 1977 7,213 1978 7,877 1979 8,205 1980 7,307 1981 5,693 1982 5,596 1983 5,433 1984 †6,111 * Direct capital expenditure plus assets leased from the financial industries. † Fourth quarter estimated.
§ Mr. Chope
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what his Department is doing to protect MPT 1320 citizens band radio users on 27 mhz FM in Southampton against the use of foul language, music broadcasting and other interference on the mobile users' channel, the calling channel and the emergency channel.
§ Mr. Butcher
I share my hon. Friend's concern about the misuse of citizens band radio. My Department is currently reviewing the work of the radio investigation service with a view to increasing the effectiveness of its law enforcement activities. As part of this effort we are planning a series of campaigns in selected areas against licence abuse and also licence evasion. Citizens band will be one of the first services to be tackled, though I cannot, of course, say where these campaigns will be particularly concentrated.