HC Deb 11 July 1989 vol 156 cc431-2W
Mr. Hardy

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what proportion of the following items sold in Britain in 1988 were imported(a) colour television sets, (b) electric toasters, (c) micro wave cookers, (d) goods vehicles, (e) cameras, (f) personal computers, (g) ball point pens, (h) pocket combs, (i) tooth brushes, (j) crockery, (k) cutlery and (l) saucepans.

Mr. Atkins

The available information is shown in the table.

Imports as a percentage of the United Kingdom market1
Colour television sets 39
Micro wave cookers 58
Goods vehicles2 40
Ceramic table and kitchenware 20
Cutlery 56
Saucepans 21
1 For all except goods vehicles, the percentage is calculated as 100* imports/United Kingdom market with the United Kingdom market defined as
United Kingdom Market = Manufacturers' sales plus Imports less Exports
All figures are expressed in current price terms.
2 Based on United Kingdom registration.

Sources: DTI, SMMT.