§ Mr. Austin Mitchell
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what has been the percentage increase to date in(a) the volume of United Kingdom imports of (i) semi-manufactures less erratics and (ii) finished intermediates and (b) in the volume of United Kingdom manufacturing less food, drink and tobacco since 1970 and 1979.
§ Mr. Sainsbury
The information on manufacturing output cannot be provided without incurring disproportionate cost. The other information can be found on the CSO database, which is accessible through the House of Commons Library.