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Industrial Output

Volume 889: debated on Monday 24 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales what was the percentage increase in industrial output and manufacturing output in Wales in 1974.

(1) WHOLESALE BEEF PRICES ON SMITHFIELD
(Pence per lb.)
Scottishkilled sides*English hinds*Irish hinds*Irish fares
Monthly Averages: 1974
November26·133·832·817·4
December28·138·137·716·6
Monthly Averages: 1975
January29·239·839·218·5
February28·636·835·921·2
March (3 weeks only)33·343·743·425·0
*Prices are ex KKCF (kidney, knob and channel fat).

Source: MAFF—extracted from Reuter's Daily Meat Report—Smithfield Market. (Averages derived from the central values of a range of prices quoted on Mondays).

(2) RETAIL BEEF PRICES—(Home-killed)

Chuck

Sirloin

Silver-side

Fore-ribs

*

Back-ribs*

Brisket

Rump Steak

Average Prices on:
12th November 197451·478·367·446·548·146·292·0
10th December 197452·779·269·447·549·047·993·3
14th January 197553·783·073·748·550·848·497·9
18th February 197554·783·273·449·451·449·298·1

*With bone.

†Or Scottish equivalent.

Source: Department of Employment (Retail Price Index).

Provisional estimates indicate that for 1974 as a whole industrial output in Wales was 5·3 per cent. less than in 1973. For manufacturing industries alone the figure was 6 ·1 per cent. less.