asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he has received British Shipbuilders' annual report and accounts for the period up to 31st March 1978.
The information requested for the wool textile industry of Yorkshire is not available. In general, the emphasis of production for all wool textiles in the United Kingdom is on high quality, and this is particularly true of woollen and worsted fabrics for exports. Sales of wool textiles—as defined in MLH 414 of the Standard Industrial Classification—in quantity and value, and their average unit values, by United Kingdom manufacturers employing 25 or more persons, were as follows:
My right hon. Friend has today, in accordance with sections 17(9) and 18(6) of the Aircraft and Shipbuilding Industries Act 1977, laid before each House copies of British Shipbuilders' annual report and accounts for the period up to 31st March 1978.