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—|
|Monthly Averages: 1975—|
|March (3 weeks only)||…||33·3||43·7||43·4||25·0|
|*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)|
|Average Prices on:|
|12th November 1974||…||…||…||51·4||78·3||67·4||46·5||48·1||46·2||92·0|
|10th December 1974||…||…||52·7||79·2||69·4||47·5||49·0||47·9||93·3|
|14th January 1975||…||…||…||53·7||83·0||73·7||48·5||50·8||48·4||97·9|
|18th February 1975||…||…||…||54·7||83·2||73·4||49·4||51·4||49·2||98·1|
|†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.