To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what proportion of the crude steel production of the United Kingdom was produced in(a) each of the standard English regions, (b) Wales and (c) Scotland in the last year for which full figures are available.
§ Mr. Atkins
[holding answer 18 April 1988]: The figures are as follows:
Proportion of total crude steel production in 1987 Per cent. North 18.7 Yorkshire and Humberside 33.2 East Midlands 0.1 South East 3.4 West Midlands 0.6 North West 1— Wales 31.2 Scotland 12.8 Total 100.0 1 Negligible.
SourceIron and Steel Statistics Bureau.