§ Mr. Austin Mitchell
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will publish a table showing the gross output of manufacturing industry, excluding inter-industry transfers, in 1970, 1973, 1979, 1985, 1988, 1989, and a forecast for 1990.
§ Mr. Mellor
The information on gross output for manufacturing is published annually at current prices in "Business Monitor `PA1002' Report on the Census of Production" summary volume. Copies of this volume up to 1988 are available from the Library. Transfers of goods produced by a business to departments not covered by the census, including other businesses in the same enterprise group, are treated within output as sales, valued as if sold to an independent buyer. Forecasts of gross output are not available.