§ Mr. Austin Mitchell
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is his estimate of the percentage gross and net operating surplus in 1988 and in 1973 of firms not less than 90 per cent. of whose business is in United Kingdom manufacturing; and what improvement in the rate of return he expects in 1989.
§ Mr. Norman Lamont
[holding answer 27 July 1989]: I will reply to the hon. Member when resources permit.